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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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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An Extract from Exotic Aliens - T...
Valmik Thapar postulates that both lions and cheetahs may have been imported from Africa and might never have been native to the Indian subcontinent.

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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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The Strange Obsession of Jadav Pa...
In 1979, Jadav Payeng, a cowherd, started planting trees on a barren island near his island home of Aruna Sapori in the Jorhat, Assam.

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Meet Cara Tejpal
Cara Tejpal is a well-known name in wildlife conservation using her compassion for wildlife to achieve far more than her youthful years suggest.

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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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Right Of Passage: Elephant Corrid...
Sanctuary Cover Story April 2011: Deep in the deciduous montane forests of the Western Ghats, a 2,200 acre strip of land connects

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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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The Asian Elephant Saga
Ajay Desai traces the (mis)fortunes of the Asian elephant in India over the past 20 years.

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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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