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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Stop Slaughtering Wildlife
A ready reckoner with articles, reports and other resources on the ongoing campaign to curb wildlife trade to prevent the next pandemic.

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The Ecological Cost of Increasing...
Nicole Pinto reports on a study that analysed the cumulative ecological impacts of linear infrastructure projects that cut through India's Protected Areas.

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NEWS: Forest Fires in Dachigam Do...
Fires raged through Dachigam National Park due to unseasonal high temperatures in the region.

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Brown Bears of the Middle Himalay...
Conservation photographer Gaurav Sharma writes how conservation measures can save the bruins from disappearing into thin mountain air.

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Live Wire
B. K. Sharma, an IPS officer, reports on how electrocution, accidental and intentional, is now a primary cause of elephant deaths in India.

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Tangkoko: A Wallacean Wonderland
Hiking through the forests of the Tangkoko-Duasudara Nature Reserve, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, Mita and Pinak Dutta encounter its diverse fauna.

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Debating Dibang
Citing Dibang, conservationist Arjun Kamdar ponders over the state of India's environmental affairs as her ecological wealth continues to be undervalued.

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On its Last Legs
Bittu Sahgal ponders over the fate of the Indian elephant, whose habitats shrink and are fragmented everyday.

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India, Dammed
Three river experts ask why are we still building dams that choke rivers in the Himalaya when other nations have begun tearing theirs down?

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NGO Profile: Artists With Animals
AWA is a collective of illustrators determined to use their skills to inform and involve the public on critical environmental issues through impactful art.

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Winged Whimsy: Mormons, Nawabs, P...
While documenting the butterflies of Kanha region, Madhya Pradesh, naturalist Pranad Patil learns the whimsical etymologies behind common butterfly names.

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Analysing India's Environmental G...
Ahead of the new draft of the Environmental Impact Assessment, three authors analyse how past amendments caused the loss of major swathes of India's forests.

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