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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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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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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