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 Magic at 40
Bijal Vachharajani wistfully recalls her tryst with Sanctuary over a decade ago, which developed into a lifelong passion - environmental writing for children.

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Days Of Journalism Past
Shailendra Yashwant recalls his early days of reporting for Sanctuary in the 1990s, which eventually led him to activism of the finest kind.

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Indian Ornithology: A 40-Year Leg...
Asad Rahmani examines India’s rapidly-growing fascination for birds and their classification over the decades.

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Who’s Watching Over The Forest?
Rizwan Mithawala offers insights into the tough, lonely lives of forest watchers that make up the first line of defence for our Protected Areas.

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The Forgotten Reefs
Stressing the vital importance of oyster reefs in coastal wetlands, Yuvan Aves writes about the need to study these fascinating structures.

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Mountain Transitions
Ian Lockwood pens a short history of conservation in the Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot that, in reality, also encompasses forests in Sri Lanka.

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13 Films to Watch at ALT-EFF 2021
Sanctuary reviews 13 of the 44 films that comprise the official selection of the All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALT EFF) 2021.

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Four Decades of Conservation
In the October 2021 cover story, a cohort of India's finest conservationists chronicle the nation's conservation legacy over the past 40 years.

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In Gratitude To The Eastern Himal...
Aparajita Datta on her experience working in the Eastern Himalaya for 20 decades on community and conservation.

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Commentary: 40 years and Counting
Bittu Sahgal remembers a bonfire night under the Jogi Mahal banyan tree in Ranthambhore with Fateh Singh Rathore that led to the birth of Sanctuary.

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Life In The Lived Landscape: A De...
Ghazala Shahabuddin chronicles her decade-long work working with communities and biodiversity in Mukteshwar, in the Kumaon region of the western Himalaya.

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Tigers Of Eastern Central India:...
Aditya Panda chronicles the rise and fall of the tiger conservation movement in the Eastern Central Indian landscape.

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