Saïga is the wildlife and nature journey activity of Secret Planet.

Set up in 1996 in La Rochelle, Saïga is a travel pioneer in the preservation of biodiversity. We wish to share with you our passion for the discovery and observation of the natural world.

Alongside leading experts and local naturalists who will share with you their experience and knowhow, your journeys will be inspirational. Scientists, nature preservation experts, wildlife photographers and sketchers, local guides: their shared ambition is to take you with them in the tracks of the animals they are committed to.

We offer observation journeys to discover wildlife for the first time or again, and to marvel at the captivating environments in which they live. We also offer expert-guided journeys accompanied by specialists who will share with you their expertise and unique experience of the species they are committed to.

We are constantly seeking new journeys to offer you, in small groups, to enable you to encounter extraordinary animals and, sometimes, the men and women who protect them or live close to them.

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EXPERT-GUIDED JOURNEYS
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THE WONDER OF THE LIVING WORLD

Enthralled by biodiversity and the life forms it is home to, we are convinced that by sharing this emotion we can hope to preserve them.

We wish to share our enthusiasm with you and guide you along the paths of the unique diversity of the living world.

Alongside local wildlife guides for observation journeys or expert-guided journeys, you will live unforgettable, life-transforming moments.

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Your curiosity nurtures our passion

Your curiosity and our shared passion for biodiversity form the backbone of our journeys. In small groups, we seek, observe and marvel together at the beauty of the natural world.

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A team of experts at the service of biodiversity

Our journeys are created and, in some cases, guided by recognized biodiversity experts. Whether they focus on emblematic or lesser-known species, each journey provides an opportunity to better understand the interdependence of the living world.

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Committed to biodiversity for the past 25 years

For the past 25 years, your passion has enabled us, in our humble capacity, to promote and sustain the development of a large number of NGOs throughout the world, for the preservation of primates, large mammals, and marine wildlife. Discover our sustainable development charter.

SAÏGA'S BLOG
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Découvrir le tigre au Népal

Observe the tiger in Nepal

October 2021

Did you know that there is only one species of tiger, divided into six subspecies? That, nowadays, its territory only extends to eleven Asian countries? Because yes, the tiger only lives well on the Asian continent. Before returning to Nepal and explaining to you why this country is a privileged destination to observe this so popular animal, here are some general points about it.

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Sur les pas du loup, entretien avec Jacques Baillon

In the footsteps of the wolf with Jacques Baillon

August 2021

If Jacques Baillon is approaching 80 years old, he has already spent more than half of it taking an interest in several large predators and especially the wolf. During this interview, he evokes the history of the species on our territory, its disappearance and then its return since the 90s. He tells us stories of wolves, so present in the collective imagination, as well as their difficult cohabitation with the man.

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5 choses à savoir sur la panthère des neiges

5 facts about the snow leopard

November 2021

The snow leopard is probably one of the most fascinating carnivores. To date, few have had the chance to observe it in the wild. This involves confronting the cold, the altitude and a patience beyond that needed to find a tiger in the plain. A situation that only reinforces the myth around the one we call the ghost of the mountains.

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Le monde des araignées de Benjamin Carbuccia

Benjamin Carbuccia's Spiders

November 2021

Among the experts with whom we develop new trips, there is Benjamin Carbuccia: arachnologist, scientific popularizer, graduate of a master's degree in evolutionary biology. From an early age, he was attracted by the observation of unloved animals, those that were not shown to him spontaneously and of which his relatives spoke to him only with fear or disdain, which fascinated him.

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Congrès mondial de la nature 2021

World Conservation Congress 2021

September 2021

On September 11, the World Conservation Congress ended in Marseille. Organized every four years by the IUCN, it brought together more than 5,000 people. Among them scientists, species conservation experts, members of non-governmental organizations, representatives of States, civil society, indigenous peoples and companies. Debrief with Renaud Fulconis.

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