Elby V. I.

Elby is the caretaker of the Uravu Bamboo Grove Resort. He is always ready with a helping hand, taking care of the guests and making sure they are comfortable.With his good sense of humor and love of music, Elby makes the Resort a lively place.

He joined Uravu in 2008 as a bamboo craftsman. Before transferring to Uravu Eco Link’s tourism team, Elby was a member of Uravu Eco Links’ construction team. He was involved in construction works such as the Uravu Bamboo Grove Resort or the 100-meter long bamboo bridge in Trivandrum.

Loucine Maugère

Loucine Maugère is a final-year student of Management and Tourism at the University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland. As part of her training, she is currently doing an internship with Uravu Eco Links Ltd. and is supporting the tourism team. By working with an eco-friendly community-based tourism enterprise, Loucine can put into practice the theoretical approaches to sustainable and fair tourism development that she learnt about during her studies. Before coming to India, Loucine did her first internship in a small tourism office in the Swiss mountains, where she worked closely with the community and was able to acquire useful managerial skills.

Being a nature lover, it is important to her to ensure the sustainability of tourism by involving the local communities in order to protect the environment and the biodiversity of a place like Wayanad.