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 Fishing Cat
Living with the local fishing community, the Behera, Tiasa Adhya learns of the toxic aquaculture farms that threaten the fishing cat and its ecosystem.

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Expedition Angria Bank
When you think of coral reefs in India – Andamans, Lakshadweep, Gulf of Mannar and Gulf of Kutchh come to mind

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Meet Jyotsna Puri
Bittu Sahgal in conversation with a climate action and impact investment expert, one of the 16 women global leaders leading work on restoring the planet.

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The Forests Of Thane Mumbai Wildl...
Kedar Gore highlights the threats to biodiversity in the lush Sahyadri forests of Thane, and why involving local communities

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Life as a Brokpa
Manisha Kumar highlights the little-known challenging lifestyle of a nomadic community in Arunachal Pradesh, threatened by habitat fragmentation.

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The Call of the Cheetah
As India prepares to bring back the feline, Abinaya Kalyanasundaram speculates on the chances of success of this ambitious project.

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In Conflict with the Cloud Cat
The snow leopard faces the threat of human-wildlife conflict due to livestock depredation across its range in Central Asia, writes Divya Kilikar.

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Boots on the Ground
As the world fails to confront the challenges of the climate and extinction crises, Cara Tejpal turns to India’s grassroots conservationists for inspiration.

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Green Warriors
Highlighting statistics of forest ranger attacks, B.K. Sharma focusses on how frontline forest staff put their own life on the line to save our wildernesses.

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The Verdant Desert
In the 'barren' landscape of Ladakh, Soham S. Kacker discovers wild flowers, herbs, succulents and tufts of grasses, threatened by drastic climatic variations.

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Commentary: The Good Life
Following Sanjeeva Pandey down the glacial Tirthan river, Bittu Sahgal recalls his birthplace, Shimla as he listened for the call of the Western Tragopan.

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The Science of Cheetah Conservati...
Dr. Laurie Marker about cheetah conservation in Africa, translocation protocols and the potential of the India's Project Cheetah to save the species.

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