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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Dam The Lepchas
Photojournalist Shailendra Yashwant writes about threats to Dzongu, the legendary land of the Lepchas, in the Himalayan state of Sikkim in India.

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A Traditional Santhal Hunt
Vishal Santra witnesses Santhal tribals stalking wildlife.

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The Gir Lions: Panthera Leo Persi...
R.S. Dharmakumarsinhji writes on the last bastion of the Asiatic lion in 1982.

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The Living Root Bridges Of Cherra...
Madhu Nair and Savita Pillai explore the rootbridges of Meghalaya.

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Gir Lion Project: A Rare Conserva...
December 11, 2011: It is a rare, little-known conservation success story. Asian lions have shot up in numbers from a low 50 or fewer in the early 1900s to mor

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Roy Earnest Hawkins
Hawk died on October 13, 1989, at the age of 82, just one day after my own birthday. Whatever else he was, he was the furthest things from the hero-image.

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Jivanayakam Cyril Daniel (July 9,...
As with most of the stalwarts of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), when I approached J.C. Daniel.

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Shyam Chainani (1943-2010)
If he were alive he would probably yell at me for the descriptor ‘wildlife hero’ but I will take that liberty because in my view he was that and more.

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Is This Right?
While tourism offers a wonderful opportunity to make wildlife conservation a tangible source of profit, great care must be taken to ensure no threats.

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Humayun Abdulali (1914-2001)
In the pitch of night, in the 1970s, deep in a paddy field in the Western Ghats, an ornithologist who might well be mistaken for Albert Einstein

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Right Of Passage: Elephant Corrid...
Sanctuary Cover Story April 2011: Deep in the deciduous montane forests of the Western Ghats, a 2,200 acre strip of land connects

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Human-Elephant Conflict In India
April 2011:“In the case of elephant and man we have one of the best examples known of two superficially dissimilar animals sharing

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