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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A Kingdom Restored
Reiterating the importance of securing habitats as Protected Areas, Sheren Shrestha shares the success story behind the resurgence of Banke National Park.

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Wildlife Photography inTransit
Kalyan Varma shares what he believes to be the future of wildlife photography in India.

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Mangroves of Appa
A rigorous community effort to restore a fragile ecosystem from unsustainable shrimping.

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Great Indian Bustards - Extinctio...
A citizen science initiative brings Vaishali Rawat in confrontation with the stark conservation realities facing the critically-endangered Great Indian Bustard.

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Karanpura Must Live
Bulu Imam reveals heartbreak and successes of an ongoing battle against the carbon-powers.

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Of Folded Hands And Forked Penise...
In June 2017, several wildlife organisations blew the lid off the illegal trade in a 'sacred plant root' that is, well, something else entirely.

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Bats in the Land of Hornbills
Exploring every chiropterologist's dream destination of Borneo, Rohit Chakravarty makes the ultimate bat lovers pilgrimage.

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Like a Moth to a Flame
Pritha Dey introduces Sanctuary readers to some common and rare moth species found in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and beyond.

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The Secret Lives Of Himalayan Wol...
In the mystic and mountainous wilderness of Spiti, Salvador Lyngdoh writes about his tryst with Leika and Kunzum.

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The Battle For Tost's Snow Leopar...
Bayarjargal Agvaantseren narrates how the only Protected Area in the world dedicated exclusively to snow leopards was created against all odds.

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Meet Koustubh Sharma
A Senior Regional Ecologist with the Snow Leopard Trust, Koustubh Sharma has worked in some of the remotest and toughest terrains in the world

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The Anthropocene River
The once-wild and invincible Brahmaputra river ceding to assault of man, in lyrical prose.

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