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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Im Memory of Ambika Prasad Khare
Sreenivasa Murthy remembers the dedicated educationist who was so loved by the children of the Panna Tiger Reserve.

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Highways in the Sky
Dr. Pankaj Chandan highlights how two seemingly unconnected wetlands – Gharana in Jammu and Tso Kar in Ladakh – provide a vital aerial link for migratory birds.

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Beyond Dachigam
An account of Kashmir’s diverse protected landscapes and what it took to save them, by Divya Kilikar.

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Monitoring Trans-Himalayan Migran...
Ornithologist Simon Delany recalls days spent in Ladakh in the 1970s and 1980s, documenting and tagging birds across three expeditions.

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High Level Conflicts And Rescues
Aaliya Mir on managing high-stress rescues of wild animals in Kashmir, and how community awareness is critical to the process.

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Arid Zone Flora
Seemingly barren, Ladakh boasts a host of unique floral species adapted to the harsh landscape and tied to its culture, writes Phuntsog Dolma.

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The Wildlife Conservation Fund
The Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) founded in 2010 by Nadeem Qadri works to protect the wetlands of Pampore in South Kashmir.

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Kavadi Pat: A Story in Photos
Suman Paul and Anindita Datta Muhuri document the thriving life and increasing woes of the Mula Mutha river on the outskirts of Pune.

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The Sanctuary Papers: June 2021
Oddments of natural history with a smattering of scientific discoveries thrown in for good measure. Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh special edition.

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The Secret World of Slime Moulds
Naturalist Suhaib Firdous Yatoo writes with reverence of Kashmir’s little-known, yet ubiquitous, organisms – the shapeshifting myxomycetes.

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Glimpses of Gurez
Munib Khanyari explores the remote, stunning Gurez valley, once a part of the ancient silk route.

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The Mud On Boots Project: June 20...
Updates from the Sanctuary Nature Foundation’s grassroots conservationist leadership programme Mud on Boots.

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