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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. After the first issue of Sanctuary Asia rolled out in October 1981, the magazine quickly came to be at the fulcrum of wildlife conservation efforts pan India.
Upon receiving overwhelming support, an edition for younger readers, Sanctuary Cub, was launched in 1984 and has been inspiring generations of young naturalists ever since.
The Sanctuary Nature Foundation was converted into a Section 8 Foundation under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in 2015 with the mission to produce well-researched communications built upon a bedrock of good science, to conceptualise and implement conservation projects while taking a holistic view on human, wildlife and climate issues.
Apart from the Sanctuary Asia print and digital editions, book publishing and the production of responsible wildlife tourism guidebooks, we organise nature festivals, expeditions, rallies, climate change workshops, talks, debates and more. Working at the tri-junction of biodiversity, economics and climate change, the foundation offers thought leadership by uniting disparate but credible groups through conflict-resolution and bridge-building initiatives. The Sanctuary Nature Foundation network includes organisations and individuals across the globe with whom we work collaboratively on policy, advocacy and action.
With the express vision to shape a world with abundant biodiversity, a sustainable climate and an equitable future for all, the Sanctuary Nature Foundation will carry forth the legacy of Sanctuary Asia to promote, support and consolidate the wildlife and nature conservation movement in India.