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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Road to Nowhere
The dangers of ill-planned road-building along the holy Char Dham route

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Dams Will Not Solve Drought
Raza Kazmi writes on the detrimental effects of the Mandal Dam on Palamau Tiger Reserve.

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Mother and Child Reunion
Finding peace and warmth in protection of motherly love.

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Negotiating The Gaze
Camera trapping is an irreplaceable boon to wildlife conservation, but, writes Trishant Simlai, sensitivity to local communities is important too.

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Meet Tashka and Laura Yawanawa
Vance Martin in conversation with Tashka and Laura Yawanawa, who have worked for the rights of indigenous peoples from all over Latin America for many years.

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A Glimpse Into The Amphibian Worl...
Dr. Seshadri K.S. shares his fascination for the marvelous world of amphibians, tracing their journey from primitive times to their current vulnerable status.

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A Thousand Voices From the Field
Rizwan Mithawala writes about a study on India's hard-working Forest Guards and the dire need to offer them greater support.

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Judge, Jury and Executioner
Bittu Sahgal ruminates over the role of man as 'judge, jury and executioner'.

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The Mahabali frog
The purple frog has become a much-loved mascot for Kerala, where people draw parallels between the amphibian and King Mahabali, writes Sandeep Das.

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"Is Realism Helpful?"
We have entered the Anthropocene – and the rapidly unfolding Sixth Extinction. A global gathering for the protection of life promises to address solutions.

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On The Edge
Humans have been fascinated by the natural world ever since we evolved.

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Averting Extinction
In Bandhavgarh, where the risk of inter-species disease transmission threatens to cripple biodiversity, WCT works to keep cattle and wildlife safe.

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