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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It's Raining Plastics
A recent study finds that tiny plastic bits, or microplastics, are blowing through the air and falling on land and water.

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"I haven’t been transferred, I ha...
Pranav Capila writes a heartfelt ode to Tana Tapi, the celebrated Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh.

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A Prime Minister and a Naturalist
Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh writes how the Indira Gandhi’s friendship with Sálim Ali led to much of India’s conservation successes.

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Three New Species of Geckos Descr...
Three new species of geckos of the genus Cnemaspis were discovered in granite boulder habitats on the southern edge of the Mysore Plateau.

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Mind Over Forest Matters
The Wildlife Conservation Trust surveys the mental health repercussions forest guards face in the line of duty, and frames policy recommendations.

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Riverlapse: Celebrating a River's...
'Riverlapse' is a mix of intimate moments on a six-month walk along the Gangra river as part of Veditum India Foundation's Moving Upstream project.

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Is this a Farewell to Vedanthanga...
A proposal to reduce the area of Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, one of the oldest in India, by 40 per cent will cause irreparable harm to wildlife and people.

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Banks Cautioned Against Hydro Pow...
Professionals with expertise in banking, energy investments, and energy economics share an open letter on the unviability of hydropower in Northeast India.

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New Draft of EIA Will Endanger In...
Sejal Mehta elaborates on the pitfalls of the new draft of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) proposed by India's Government.

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Scientists and Citizens Oppose Fo...
Scientists, conservationists and allied professionals write to the MoEFCC, concerned about diversion of forestland for infrastructure in Goa's Protected Areas.

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Analysts Say No Economic Rational...
A case is made to the Ministry of Power that there is no economic rationale for the proposed Etalin Hydro Project.

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Oil Well Blowout Endangers People...
On May 27, an oil well blowout occurred at an Oil India Ltd. production well in Baghjan, Assam. Rituraj Phukan reports on the incident.

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