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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In Conflict with the Cloud Cat
The snow leopard faces the threat of human-wildlife conflict due to livestock depredation across its range in Central Asia, writes Divya Kilikar.

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Boots on the Ground
As the world fails to confront the challenges of the climate and extinction crises, Cara Tejpal turns to India’s grassroots conservationists for inspiration.

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Green Warriors
Highlighting statistics of forest ranger attacks, B.K. Sharma focusses on how frontline forest staff put their own life on the line to save our wildernesses.

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The Verdant Desert
In the 'barren' landscape of Ladakh, Soham S. Kacker discovers wild flowers, herbs, succulents and tufts of grasses, threatened by drastic climatic variations.

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Commentary: The Good Life
Following Sanjeeva Pandey down the glacial Tirthan river, Bittu Sahgal recalls his birthplace, Shimla as he listened for the call of the Western Tragopan.

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The Science of Cheetah Conservati...
Dr. Laurie Marker about cheetah conservation in Africa, translocation protocols and the potential of the India's Project Cheetah to save the species.

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Hunting Taboos and Conservation i...
Scholar Sahil Nijhawan and budding researcher Achili Mihu, an Idu Mishmi and Sahil's field assistant pen an insightful paper on hunting taboos and conservation.

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China Urged to End Commercial Tra...
Twenty-seven NGOs from India, Vietnam, USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, and Germany published urge China to amend laws to protect wildlife.

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Autumn Thoughts
Fascinated by the transition of the seasons, Sanctuary Asia Executive Editor Lakshmy Raman marvels at the brilliance of fall colours that grace the western USA.

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Mountain to Muck
Priyadarshini Patel writes about road construction projects in the Himalaya that threaten wildlife and will potentially exacerbate natural disaster.

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Thinking Pink
When Delhi residents found an injured Greater Flamingo in a park, they immediately called Wildlife SOS and Delhi Zoo, who came to the beautiful bird’s rescue...

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In Nagarahole with Tigers and Ele...
he moist and dry deciduous forests of Nagarahole have attracted throngs of wildlife lovers from across the world.

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