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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"Not Just Films": Exploring Conse...
Cara Tejpal chats with Riverbank Studio’s writer/director Doel Trivedy and director/cameraman Gautam Pandey about the nuances of wildlife filmmaking.

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How Coal India Limited is Devasta...
Purva Variyar questions why the illegal coal mining operations that have devastated the rainforests in Assam are receiving government sanction.

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Lockdown Diaries Part 1
Sanctuary asked conservationists how the lockdown has impacted them and their work; first in this series is filmmaker Eshika Fyzee, of Pangea Films.

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Lockdown Diaries Part 2
Sanctuary asked conservationists how the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted them and their work; featured in the second part in the series is Shaaz Jung.

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Forest Staff Attacked in Chhattis...
Forest Department staff of Chhattisgarh’s Achanakmar Tiger Reserve (ATR) were violently attacked during investigations into a leopard ensnaring incident.

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Press Release on Forest and Envir...
291 conservationists express their concerns about the lack of due diligence for environmental and forest clearances during the pandemic-related restrictions.

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How the Lockdown Threw 16 Million...
COVID-19 urges us to rethink whom our systems really benefit. Like migrant labourers, the fisher community looked to its seas for answers to hurdles.

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WII Rebuked in Peer Review of Eta...
On May 4, 2020, 26 scientists from 16 institutions released a scathing peer review of the Wildlife Institute of India’s (WII) Etalin Wildlife Conservation Plan.

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Highlights from Peer Review of WI...
The recently released peer review of WII's Wildlife Conservation Plan for the proposed Etalin Hydro Project has raised uncomfortable questions.

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Idu SBWL Member Opposes Etalin Pr...
Anoko Mega, of the Arunachal Pradesh State Board for Wildlife, registers his opposition to the Etalin Hydro Project to India's Forest Advisory Committee.

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Dibang-based NGO appeals to FAC t...
On May 1, 2020, the Kera-aa Initiatives for Cultural and Ecological Security, an NGO established by the Idu Mishmi, wrote a letter to India's FAC.

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Lockdown Reading
Here are some of our recent favourite reads in wildlife, environment and the climate for our younger Sanctuary Cub audience.

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