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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Meet Steve Winter
Bittu Sahgal speaks to legendary wildlife photographer Steve Winter about his mission, motivation and conservation drive.

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Troubled Dibru-Saikhowa
Photojournalist Shailendra Yashwant reports on how Assams Dibru-Saikhowas grassland and wetland habitat is being destroyed. 

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Fateh Singh Rathore
An iconic figure, he is widely credited with having fathered one of the worlds best known tiger reserves - Ranthambhore. This involved the painstaking resto

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Sounds Of Silence - Silent Valley...
Bittu Sahgal visits Silent valley National Park.

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Exotic Aliens: The Lion And Cheet...
Bittu Sahgal reviews 'Exotic Aliens: The Lion And Cheetah In India' by Valmik Thapar, Romila Thapar and Yusuf Ansari.

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Rhapsody Revisited - The Western...
For a region attuned to the sounds of forest streams, deafening cicadas and the meandering tunes of Malabar Whistling Thrushes, much less the sounds of mining.

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A Climate For Change Voice Of Rea...
“As we sit here in these negotiations, even as we vacillate and procrastinate, the death toll is rising. There is massive and widespread devastation.

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Harriers - Countryside Grassland...
Ornithologists P. Kanniah and T. Ganesh observe migratory harriers, in a patch near Hyderabad as they ponder the raptor's future.

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An Extract from Exotic Aliens - T...
Valmik Thapar postulates that both lions and cheetahs may have been imported from Africa and might never have been native to the Indian subcontinent.

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Dead Meat
S. Prasad writes how thousands of wild animals are caught every week from the Oussudu Lake Bird Sanctuary and sold for their meat in Pondicherry.

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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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