Watch | Why is this elephant habitat in Nilgiris under threat?

Watch | Why is this elephant habitat in Nilgiris under threat?

A video on the Segur plateau in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, and why the Supreme Court had to step in

October 09, 2023 07:17 pm | Updated January 04, 2024 12:46 pm IST

In the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the Segur plateau is a place of natural wonder. But it’s more than just a scenic landscape; it’s a lifeline for the Asian elephants and other wildlife.

This region, comprising Mudumalai, Nagarhole, Bandipur, Sathyamangalam and Wayanad is a sanctuary for over 6,000 Asian elephants, the largest population in the world. The Segur elephant corridor is not just important for elephants; it’s also home to critically endangered vultures.

However, their precious habitat is under threat, with the presence of several resorts in the area.

And this is where the Supreme Court stepped in. A committee, including a retired judge and prominent conservationists, ruled to protect the corridor. They declared 12 private resorts illegal, citing their encroachment on elephant habitats.

Read more: Segur elephant corridor | A jumbo right of passage

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Reporting: Rohan Premkumar

Video: M. Sathyamoorthy

Production: Reenu Cyriac

Voiceover: Gopika KP

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