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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Troubled Dibru-Saikhowa
Photojournalist Shailendra Yashwant reports on how Assams Dibru-Saikhowas grassland and wetland habitat is being destroyed. 

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Harriers - Countryside Grassland...
Ornithologists P. Kanniah and T. Ganesh observe migratory harriers, in a patch near Hyderabad as they ponder the raptor's future.

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Dead Meat
S. Prasad writes how thousands of wild animals are caught every week from the Oussudu Lake Bird Sanctuary and sold for their meat in Pondicherry.

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Is this a Big Five Graveyard?
Kaziranga, Shailendra Yashwant suggests, is one of India's best protected national parks. But it survive poachers and land grabbers of all descriptions?

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A Traditional Santhal Hunt
Vishal Santra witnesses Santhal tribals stalking wildlife.

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A Posthumous Letter To Fateh Sing...
Bittu Sahgal writes a heartfelt letter to Fateh Singh Rathore after his passing in 2011.

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Bird Playback: Reflections on Aud...
Dr. Paul Jepson specualtes on the impact of using bird playback sounds to lure birds, while on a birding trip to the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary.

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The Making of 'The Wild Meat Trai...
Rita Banerji recounts the tales behind-the-scenes of the making of her film 'The Wild Meat Trail'.

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Salim Ali: An Appreciation by Bit...
Bittu Sahgal writes a heartfelt personal ode to Sálim Ali, filled with nostalgia, anecdotes and fond memories of the beloved Birdman of India.

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The Crime Web
B.K. Sharma reveals here the shocking scale at which wildlife contraband traders use the internet with impunity, at the cost of rare and endangered species.

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The Wildlife Supermarket
B.K. Sharma sketches an outline of the manner in which the bloody business of wildlife trade thirves, in the very heart of New Delhi.

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Manas Magic
A long-time Manas aficionado, Joanna Van Gruisen revisits the World Heritage Site on its centenary celebrations and returns with memories.

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