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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Looking at the Bright Side this W...
This World Environment Day, we look at the lesser known astonishing natural wonders that still flourish (albeit in steadily diminishing pockets) across India.

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Ten Wildlife Short Films by India...
Cara Tejpal reviews 10 short wildlife documentaries created by Indian filmmakers – time well spent during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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The Toda Balsams
Two decades ago, my knowledge of balsams was restricted to specimens of ‘busy lizzies’ in my mother’s garden.

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The Magic of Mohan
Away from the touristy bustle of the Corbett National Park, Indranil Datta explores the forested village of Mohan on the park’s outskirts.

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The Pangolin Crisis
B.K. Sharma brings home the reality of the world's most trafficked mammal and why 2019 was one of the worst years for pangolins.

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Panoramas, Peaks and Snow
Traversing the Bhagirathi basin in the Uttarakhand Himalaya, Ranjana Pal records wildlife and studies the effect of climate change on glaciers.

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Do or Die
In the June issue Commentary, Bittu Sahgal ponders humankind's do or die moment in its battle to tame an untameable biosphere.

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Burning Lifeboats On A Sinking Pl...
We are not merely facing a medical and economic emergency, but an existential crisis for Earth’s dominant life form, write Lakshmy Raman and Cara Tejpal.

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Meet Swati Thiyagarajan
One of India’s finest environmental journalists, Swati Thiyagarajan’s show ‘Born Wild’ ran successfully for over 15 years on NDTV.

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Operation Save Kaziranga
Naveen Pandey and Rohini Ballave Saikia highlight lessons learnt from previous years for wildlife management when the floods arrive at Kaziranga National Park.

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Citizens Voice Concern for Dihing...
A community of concerned citizens write to the MoEFCC, voicing their concern for the Dihing Patkai Elephant Reserve, under threat from a coal mining project.

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What You Need to Know About Locus...
Reports of locust swarms are causing much alarm. But much of the information that is being circulated and causing panic is false, or misguided.

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