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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Rizwan Mithawala walks with the forest guards of Central India, our first line of defence against wildfires and a multitude of other threats.

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Two Birding Tales
Amateur birder and nature writer, Peeyush Sekhsaria relives his first encounters with two extraordinary birds – the Barn Swallow and the Black-winged Kite.

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The Forest Owlet
In the forests of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Prachi Mehta explores the ecology of the Forest Owlet, which was re-discovered in 1997.

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Birding in Myanmar
Ram Gopalakrishnan takes Sanctuary readers along on a birding quest across Myanmar, listing an impressive 250 species, including nine endemics, along the way.

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Birding By Sound
In the periphery of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, naturalist Pranad Patil takes us on an auditory adventure involving birding through commonly used bird mnemonics.

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Khonoma And The Angami
Divya Kilikar writes of the Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary, comprising untouched rainforests located to the west of Kohima, Nagaland.

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A Ballad for the Wolves
Prashant Mahajan writes about the harmonious relationship between the Gurjar community and wolves in Kalidevi, wondering how long peace will last.

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The Butterflies Of The Eastern Hi...
It has always been a dream to experience the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary’s rich flora and fauna, especially the beautiful ‘Bhutan Glory’.

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Big-eyed Loner
The arboreal (tree living), quadrupedal (using all four limbs for climbing), nocturnal (active at night), beautiful slender loris is a tailless primate

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Puppy Patrol
When Wildlife SOS found four tiny golden jackal pups without their mother, the team took them in before predators could get them!

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Lockdown Diaries: the Sanctuary C...
We built a treehouse using three big, sturdy trees as support. It will soon also have a pulley, thermometer and a rain gauge.

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Fishers and Felines: Conflict Mit...
The Society for Heritage and Ecological Researches (SHER) shares the story of their conflict mitigation work during COVID-19 in the Sundarbans landscape.

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