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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Regenerate, Restore, Rebirth.
Karmannye Chaudhary, a 17-year-old from Chandigarh, writes how he and his father went about restoring a piece of land in Punjab.

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Mites, Mange and Misery in the De...
A letter to the APCCF of Jaipur, Rajasthan, on increasing cases of sarcoptic mange in wild animals in the Pokhran region of Jaisalmer.

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The Rock Leopards of Chambal
Manish Hariprasad witnesses a thrilling encounter with the elusive rock-dwelling leopards of Chambal.

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How Technology has improved Anti-...
Shivani Thevar and Dr. Neeraj Bhanot review the evolution of technology to curb illegal wildlife poaching.

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The Sanctuary Magic at 40
Bijal Vachharajani wistfully recalls her tryst with Sanctuary over a decade ago, which developed into a lifelong passion - environmental writing for children.

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Days Of Journalism Past
Shailendra Yashwant recalls his early days of reporting for Sanctuary in the 1990s, which eventually led him to activism of the finest kind.

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Indian Ornithology: A 40-Year Leg...
Asad Rahmani examines India’s rapidly-growing fascination for birds and their classification over the decades.

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Who’s Watching Over The Forest?
Rizwan Mithawala offers insights into the tough, lonely lives of forest watchers that make up the first line of defence for our Protected Areas.

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The Forgotten Reefs
Stressing the vital importance of oyster reefs in coastal wetlands, Yuvan Aves writes about the need to study these fascinating structures.

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Mountain Transitions
Ian Lockwood pens a short history of conservation in the Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot that, in reality, also encompasses forests in Sri Lanka.

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13 Films to Watch at ALT-EFF 2021
Sanctuary reviews 13 of the 44 films that comprise the official selection of the All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALT EFF) 2021.

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Four Decades of Conservation
In the October 2021 cover story, a cohort of India's finest conservationists chronicle the nation's conservation legacy over the past 40 years.

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