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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The Sanctuary Papers: June 2021
Oddments of natural history with a smattering of scientific discoveries thrown in for good measure. Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh special edition.

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The Secret World of Slime Moulds
Naturalist Suhaib Firdous Yatoo writes with reverence of Kashmir’s little-known, yet ubiquitous, organisms – the shapeshifting myxomycetes.

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Glimpses of Gurez
Munib Khanyari explores the remote, stunning Gurez valley, once a part of the ancient silk route.

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The Mud On Boots Project: June 20...
Updates from the Sanctuary Nature Foundation’s grassroots conservationist leadership programme Mud on Boots.

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In Memory of P.K. Sen Saheb
A warm, personal ode to former director of Project Tiger and mentor by S.E.H. Kazmi.

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Conservation Dogs
Rizwan Mithawala speaks with Kiran Rahalkar about Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Conservation Dogs Unit, which helps to protect wild species.

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Bears On The Edge
Photographer-naturalist Dhritiman Mukherjee follows Himalaya’s “fringe bears” as they seek sustenance too close to human settlements.

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"My Fears Were Subdued by Curiosi...
Cara Tejpal talks conservation and creativity with illustrator, graphic designer, film maker and animator Pooja Gupta.

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Seeding Conservation through Comm...
Ajay Bijoor writes about Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF)'s participatory approach to maintaining peace between wildlife and communities in Ladakh.

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From The Rooftop Of India
The shimmering lakes and stunning diversity of Ladakh’s wetlands as documented by Anil Kumar and Iqbal Ali Khan of the Zoological Survey of India.

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Meet Farooq Gillani
Meet Syed Farooq Ahmad Gillani who speaks with Bittu Sahgal about his hopes and dreams for J&K.

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The Magnificent Markhor
Spotting even one is rare, but Samyak Kaninde spots an entire herd at the Kazinag National Park in February 2021.

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