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 Strange Obsession of Jadav Pa...
In 1979, Jadav Payeng, a cowherd, started planting trees on a barren island near his island home of Aruna Sapori in the Jorhat, Assam.

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Meet Cara Tejpal
Cara Tejpal is a well-known name in wildlife conservation using her compassion for wildlife to achieve far more than her youthful years suggest.

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Why I Chose To Spend 30 Days On A...
Back in 2010, Sanctuary Asia chose to shine a spotlight on me at the annual Wildlife Awards ceremony for my role in scaling the roof of the British Parliament

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Is this a Big Five Graveyard?
Kaziranga, Shailendra Yashwant suggests, is one of India's best protected national parks. But it survive poachers and land grabbers of all descriptions?

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Dam The Lepchas
Photojournalist Shailendra Yashwant writes about threats to Dzongu, the legendary land of the Lepchas, in the Himalayan state of Sikkim in India.

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A Traditional Santhal Hunt
Vishal Santra witnesses Santhal tribals stalking wildlife.

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The Gir Lions: Panthera Leo Persi...
R.S. Dharmakumarsinhji writes on the last bastion of the Asiatic lion in 1982.

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The Living Root Bridges Of Cherra...
Madhu Nair and Savita Pillai explore the rootbridges of Meghalaya.

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Gir Lion Project: A Rare Conserva...
December 11, 2011: It is a rare, little-known conservation success story. Asian lions have shot up in numbers from a low 50 or fewer in the early 1900s to mor

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Roy Earnest Hawkins
Hawk died on October 13, 1989, at the age of 82, just one day after my own birthday. Whatever else he was, he was the furthest things from the hero-image.

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Jivanayakam Cyril Daniel (July 9,...
As with most of the stalwarts of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), when I approached J.C. Daniel.

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Shyam Chainani (1943-2010)
If he were alive he would probably yell at me for the descriptor ‘wildlife hero’ but I will take that liberty because in my view he was that and more.

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