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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The Pangolin Crisis
B.K. Sharma brings home the reality of the world's most trafficked mammal and why 2019 was one of the worst years for pangolins.

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Panoramas, Peaks and Snow
Traversing the Bhagirathi basin in the Uttarakhand Himalaya, Ranjana Pal records wildlife and studies the effect of climate change on glaciers.

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Do or Die
In the June issue Commentary, Bittu Sahgal ponders humankind's do or die moment in its battle to tame an untameable biosphere.

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Burning Lifeboats On A Sinking Pl...
We are not merely facing a medical and economic emergency, but an existential crisis for Earth’s dominant life form, write Lakshmy Raman and Cara Tejpal.

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Meet Swati Thiyagarajan
One of India’s finest environmental journalists, Swati Thiyagarajan’s show ‘Born Wild’ ran successfully for over 15 years on NDTV.

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Operation Save Kaziranga
Naveen Pandey and Rohini Ballave Saikia highlight lessons learnt from previous years for wildlife management when the floods arrive at Kaziranga National Park.

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Citizens Voice Concern for Dihing...
A community of concerned citizens write to the MoEFCC, voicing their concern for the Dihing Patkai Elephant Reserve, under threat from a coal mining project.

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What You Need to Know About Locus...
Reports of locust swarms are causing much alarm. But much of the information that is being circulated and causing panic is false, or misguided.

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Lockdown Diaries Part 3
Sanctuary asked conservationists how the lockdown has impacted them and their work; featured in the third part of this series is author and editor Sejal Mehta.

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Former NBWL Members Urge FAC to R...
Five wildlife experts, including four former members of India's NBWL, called for the FAC to reject the Etalin Project proposal.

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Mistakenly Captured Snow Leopard...
After repeated complaints from locals about a snow leopard killing livestock in Himachal Pradesh, the Forest Department mistakenly captured a snow leopard cub.

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NGO Opposes Coal Mining in Dihing...
Assam based NGO, Green Guard Nature Organization calls for a reconsideration of the approval granted for coal mining in the Reserve.

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