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 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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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 Forgotten Prophet
Bittu Sahgal writes about the late M.K.Gandhi and what he would have to say of the nation's governance's apathy towards our natural wealth.

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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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Meet Dr. George Schaller
Considered by many to be the father of modern field biology, Dr. George Schaller speaks to Jennifer Scarlott about science, conservation and mission.

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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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The Flaw in the Flu
Maan Barua weighs in on avian influenza viruses, their infection rates, and treatment options.

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Tragopans and Tribals: A Naga Tra...
Ashish Kothari and Neema Pathak write on how Community Reserves have an impact on conservation in Nagaland's tribal communities.

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