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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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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Geographer Warns FAC of Natural H...
Independent researcher and geographer Chintan Sheth writes to India's Forest Advisory Committee on why dams in the Dibang Valley aren't worth the risk.

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Ornithologist Underscores Bird Di...
Having personally recorded 430 species here, ornithologist Shashank Dalvi reflects on the avian diversity of the Dibang Valley in a letter to the FAC.

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Etalin Campaign Tool Kit
Sanctuary compiles articles, reports and other resources on the ongoing campaign to protect the biodiverse Dibang Valley from the proposed Etalin Hydro Project.

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Climate Change and Seismic Hazard...
Independent researcher Chintan Sheth highlights the risks of constructing mega dams in the Dibang Valley, which lies in a seismically active zone.

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Conservation Scientists Oppose Et...
The Etalin Hydro Project that will involve the devastation of an estimated 2,70,000 trees in the Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Public Pressure to Scrap Destruct...
The Etalin Hydro Electric Project will involve the destruction of over 2.7 lakh old growth trees in the biodiverse forests of Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley.

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Writing for Forests in the Dibang...
Conservation scientists Nandini Velho and Umesh Srinivasan pen an open letter to India's Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), regarding upcoming projects.

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Reboot The Planet: Part 2
Part 2 of a series of online sessions by inspiring global changemakers who have contributed greatly to environmental protection. From April 22 to May 8, 2020.

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