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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The Freewheeling Hornbills
Hornbills are referred to as ‘Farmers of the Forest’. Rohit Naniwadekar and Sartaj Ghuman write about their diet, migration and distribution in Northeast India.

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The Stork Saviours
Vijay and Ajay Bedi travel to Dadara village to film scientist Purnima Devi Burman’s pioneering community conservation work to save the Greater Adjutant Stork.

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A Motorcycle Birding Diary
Shashank Dalvi embarked on a 1,700 km. motorbike trip from Mumbai to Rajasthan during his ‘Big Year’ and spots more birds than he had hoped!

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Birding Gear
Ace birder Shashank Dalvi shares details from must-haves, specifications and the best in the market.

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Books for Birders by Birders
Ramki Sreenivasan reviews A Season on the Wind by Kenn Kaufman, plus a list of must-read books recommended by birders… for birders.

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Western Himalayan Birds
Sahas Barve traces some adaptations in birds at higher elevations in the Himalaya have evolved to cope with the cold.

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What is the Stop Slaughtering Wil...
Why it is now more pertinent than ever before to preserve the health of the planet.

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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
Nirmal Ghosh explains how SMART Patrols have resulted in a 72 per cent rise in the tiger population of Thailand’s Western Forest Complex.

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Rizwan Mithawala walks with the forest guards of Central India, our first line of defence against wildfires and a multitude of other threats.

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Two Birding Tales
Amateur birder and nature writer, Peeyush Sekhsaria relives his first encounters with two extraordinary birds – the Barn Swallow and the Black-winged Kite.

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The Forest Owlet
In the forests of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Prachi Mehta explores the ecology of the Forest Owlet, which was re-discovered in 1997.

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