Sanctuary Asia

The Sanctuary Nature Foundation’s flagship Sanctuary Asia magazine founded and edited by Bittu Sahgal has been in continuous publication since 1981 and remains India's leading and best-loved magazine in its genre. Browse through select articles from our past issues.
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Two Birding Tales
An amateur birder and nature writer, Peeyush Sekhsaria relives his first encounters with two extraordinary birds.

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India's Favourite Bird Experts
Meet some of the country’s most impressive naturalists who have been quietly transforming birding experiences for thousands in India.

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Smart Patrolling
Civil society pressure brings tigers back in critical Thailand habitat

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How our under-equipped forest staff fights fires.

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China Urged to End Commercial Tra...
Twenty-seven NGOs from India, Vietnam, USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, and Germany published urge China to amend laws to protect wildlife.

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Autumn Thoughts
Fascinated by the transition of the seasons, Sanctuary Asia Executive Editor Lakshmy Raman marvels at the brilliance of fall colours that grace the western USA.

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Mountain to Muck
Priyadarshini Patel writes about road construction projects in the Himalaya that threaten wildlife and will potentially exacerbate natural disaster.

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Thinking Pink
When Delhi residents found an injured Greater Flamingo in a park, they immediately called Wildlife SOS and Delhi Zoo, who came to the beautiful bird’s rescue...

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In Nagarahole with Tigers and Ele...
he moist and dry deciduous forests of Nagarahole have attracted throngs of wildlife lovers from across the world.

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Turtle-y Awesome
India is a turtle ‘hotspot’, one of the three highest turtle-rich countries in the world. Rhea Arya and Anuja Mital share some facts about them.

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The Dibru And Dihing Landscapes
In far-eastern Assam, two contrasting landscapes are havens for birdwatchers – one is a mix of grassland and wetland while the other is a rainforest.

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Birding In The Middle Andamans
A forest rich in endemics is every birder’s dream. Island endemism, a concept put forth by Robert H. MacArthur and E.O. Wilson

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