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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Irulas: The Snake Trackers
Janaki Lenin writes about the the legendary Irulas of South India and the workings of the snake catching cooperative.

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South Sentinel - An Andaman Journ...
A strong breeze was blowing in off the sea. Harry and I were fast asleep on the large blue tarpaulin sheet that we weighted down on the beach every night.

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Meet P.K. Sen
P.K. Sen's article on how he has spent his life protecting tiger habitats.

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Waterless In Wayanad
I moved backward silently, step by step, placing myself out of sight of the behemoths.

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Meet Bikram Grewal
Bikram Grewal speaks his mind and proffers advice to all takers on bird protection in India.

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Pichavaram Forest By The Sea
The primordial soup teemed with life; gentle splashing, rippling and murmuring sounds were punctuated by the distant call of gulls.

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Can Fibreglass Save the Hornbill?
M.K.S. Pasha and Vidya Deshpande write about the Nishis of Arunachal Pradesh who gave up hunting hornbills to save the species.

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The Western Ghats Rhapsody In Bla...
Rainmaker and biodiversity hotspot, the Western Ghats in peninsular India are among the country’s most important natural assets.

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Meet Billy Arjan Singh
Bittu Sahgal interviews the feisty 'Billy' Arjan Singh, who put 26 shikar companies out of business 40 years ago!

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Of Tea And Tahr
Perched on a precipitous escarpment in the Palni Hills of southern India, I find myself dreaming again.

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Narmada The Soul Of India
It is hot and the river looks inviting. Ignoring Sunderlal’s dire warnings, I dive into the cool, blue-green waters that envelope me like a salve.

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Meet J.C. Daniel
Spanning a lifetime, J.C. Daniel's childhood memories include jackals howling into the night, to the accompaniment of the haunting calls of Hawk Owls.

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