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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Lethal Soft Gold Of Karakoram
Endemic to the Tibetan plateau, the mystical Tibetan antelope, or chiru, offered Puskar Basu a chance sighting in Ladakh’s Shyok Valley.

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Pangolins Of Bhimashankar
Tushar Pawar recounts a memorable encounter with a wild pangolin, and elaborates on his work to protect the species.

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The Land of Rainbow Lakes
The wildlife, flora and ephemeral lakes of Bhagajang through the eyes of Rajarshi Chakraborty.

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The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 202...
Inspirational Souls. Fearless Green Warriors. Our Nation's True Heroes. Meet the men, women and children fighting for our planet.

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Chasing the Grey Ghost: A Man in...
Nidhi Singh writes about the life and work of Shiv Kumar, a senior forest guard in the Udaipur range of Lahaul Forest Division.

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Into the Wild: a Lockdown Adventu...
Follow Dhruv Mor as he and his parents meet wild inhabitants around his grandparents’ home in Yavatmal town, outside Nagpur during the lockdown.

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My Bungee Jumping Spiders
Aman Acharya studies the intriguing behaviour of jumping spiders and makes some eight-legged friends along the way!

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Saving Sea Life
Injured olive Ridley turtles are rescued and released by the Mangrove Cell and Mangrove Foundation!

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Bandits, Badlands, and Biodiversi...
Priya Ranganathan traces the mythology and history of the Chambal river and the immense biodiversity that thrives in the river and its surrounding ravines.

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Time Travel Through Kashmir
Buried under its enchanting landscapes, Kashmir’s fossil riches may hold the missing links to planet Earth’s evolution, writes Mahmood A. Shah.

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Voices from Dibang
Achili Mihu, of Idu Mishmi community, writes of her indigenous roots, experiences as a field assistant and aspirations to become a researcher in her own right.

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The Majestic Bhatoris of Pangi Va...
A team of five from the Wildlife Institute of India visit the stunning Pangi valley in Himachal Pradesh to study the highly valued medicinal plants native here.

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