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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Live Wire
B. K. Sharma, an IPS officer, reports on how electrocution, accidental and intentional, is now a primary cause of elephant deaths in India.

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Tangkoko: A Wallacean Wonderland
Hiking through the forests of the Tangkoko-Duasudara Nature Reserve, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, Mita and Pinak Dutta encounter its diverse fauna.

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Debating Dibang
Citing Dibang, conservationist Arjun Kamdar ponders over the state of India's environmental affairs as her ecological wealth continues to be undervalued.

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On its Last Legs
Bittu Sahgal ponders over the fate of the Indian elephant, whose habitats shrink and are fragmented everyday.

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India, Dammed
Three river experts ask why are we still building dams that choke rivers in the Himalaya when other nations have begun tearing theirs down?

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NGO Profile: Artists With Animals
AWA is a collective of illustrators determined to use their skills to inform and involve the public on critical environmental issues through impactful art.

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Winged Whimsy: Mormons, Nawabs, P...
While documenting the butterflies of Kanha region, Madhya Pradesh, naturalist Pranad Patil learns the whimsical etymologies behind common butterfly names.

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Analysing India's Environmental G...
Ahead of the new draft of the Environmental Impact Assessment, three authors analyse how past amendments caused the loss of major swathes of India's forests.

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In Joanna's Footsteps
A young Kashmiri wildlifer dedicates his days to tracking Kashmir’s endangered and elusive hangul deer.

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Tigers in Leopard Habitat
Dumna Nature Park is Jabalpur's natural pride. Anshuman Singh writes of a proposal that could wreak havoc at this leopard and birding haven.

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The Impact Of One Health On Conse...
The Wildlife Conservation Trust explores the One Health paradigm, which links human health, animal health and the environment.

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Three Laws That Need Change
Neha Sinha suggests legislators should usher in three critical legal changes to protect India’s environmental security.

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