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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Saving Sea Life
Injured olive Ridley turtles are rescued and released by the Mangrove Cell and Mangrove Foundation!

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Bandits, Badlands, and Biodiversi...
Priya Ranganathan traces the mythology and history of the Chambal river and the immense biodiversity that thrives in the river and its surrounding ravines.

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Time Travel Through Kashmir
Buried under its enchanting landscapes, Kashmir’s fossil riches may hold the missing links to planet Earth’s evolution, writes Mahmood A. Shah.

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Voices from Dibang
Achili Mihu, of Idu Mishmi community, writes of her indigenous roots, experiences as a field assistant and aspirations to become a researcher in her own right.

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The Majestic Bhatoris of Pangi Va...
A team of five from the Wildlife Institute of India visit the stunning Pangi valley in Himachal Pradesh to study the highly valued medicinal plants native here.

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The Road from Char Dham to Char d...
Part 2 of Priyadarshini Patel's article on road construction projects in the Himalaya that threaten wildlife and will potentially exacerbate natural disaster.

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The Fishing Cat
Living with the local fishing community, the Behera, Tiasa Adhya learns of the toxic aquaculture farms that threaten the fishing cat and its ecosystem.

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Expedition Angria Bank
The behind-the-scene adventures of the team that uncovered the oceanic wonders of Angria Bank, the submerged plateau loff the coast of Maharashtra.

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Meet Jyotsna Puri
Bittu Sahgal in conversation with the Head of the Independent Evaluation Office, Green Climate Fund, Dr. Jyotsna Puri.

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The Forests Of Thane
After weeks of study and camera-trapping in the lush Sahyadri forests of Thane, Kedar Gore and his team uncover thriving biodiversity.

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Life as a Brokpa
Manisha Kumar highlights the little-known challenging lifestyle of a nomadic community in Arunachal Pradesh, threatened by habitat fragmentation.

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The Call of the Cheetah
As India prepares to bring back the feline, Abinaya Kalyanasundaram speculates on the chances of success of this ambitious project.

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