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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Celebration of World Lion Day
Dr. Mohan Ram IFS, D.T. Vasavada and Karshan K. Vala write about the World lion Day celebrations in India's last abode of the Asiatic lion - Gir.

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The Sanctuary Papers: August 2021
Oddments of natural history with a smattering of scientific discoveries thrown in for good measure.

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Ghosts At The Top Of The World
Shreekanth Somany has been drawn for years to the home of the elusive snow leopard in Ladakh and Spiti valley.

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Tints And Hues Of Gir
Dr. Mohan Ram IFS documents the changing seasons of the Asiatic lion’s last abode.

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Forensics Vs. Wildlife Crime: A B...
Purva Variyar speaks with Wildlife Forensics Head at the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), C. Samyukta on how forensics can curb the deadly wildlife trade.

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Meet Rushikesh Chavan
Meet Rushikesh Chavan in conversation with Lakshmy Raman about his mission and his work with The Habitats Trust.

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A Fraudulent Flower
The ancient evolutionary ‘treachery’ of Caralluma umbellata flowers, by Soham Kacker.

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The Sugarcane Tigers Of Pilibhit
Keshav Agarwal writes about the big cats that have made croplands their home, and the challenges this status quo poses for humans and wildlife.

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Walong’s White Bellies
Gopinathan Maheswaran shares his fascination for the White-bellied Heron, and other avians, in Walong, Arunachal Pradesh.

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Their Only Home
Divya Kilikar and Abinaya Kalyanasundaram picked out a few of India’s lesser-known endemics to showcase the stunning diversity of our beautiful country.

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The Panje Wetlands
Aishwarya Sridhar and Stalin Dayanand elaborate on the political and business challenges in protecting this avian paradise.

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Book Review: Leopard Diaries
Abinaya Kalyanasundaram reviews scientist, conservationist and writer Sanjay Gubbi's latest book chronicling his decade-long research with the rosetted cat.

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