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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Wildlife Hero Vijay Cavale
Nikhil Devasar writes an ode to one of India’s foremost bird photographers, Vijay Cavale.

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Campaign Update 1: Stop Slaughter...
Khaara, a Gond community village in the forests of the Kanha Pench Corridor in Madhya Pradesh, will be the first site as part of our campaign.

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Campaign Update 2: Stop Slaughter...
Dailong, a picturesque village in Tamenglong district, Manipur, and home to Rongmei Nagas, is our second site for the campaign.

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The Stories Songbirds Tell
Naturalist and author Yuvan Aves pens an essay on the delightful intricacies of birdsong and the ability of Magpie Robins and other songbirds to 'improvise'.

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The Mud On Boots Project: October...
Updates from the Sanctuary Nature Foundation’s grassroots conservationist leadership programme Mud on Boots.

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Meet Bivash Pandav
Bittu Sahgal speaks with Bivash Pandav, who will take over as the new Director of the Bombay Natural History Society on January 1, 2021.

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The Old Man's Quest
Bittu Sahgal recounts a memory with Dr. Sálim Ali, and elaborates about a quest he bequeathed to him.

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India's Rarest, Least-Known Birds
In our October Special Birding issue cover story, Neha Sinha shares her concerns for the neglected or lesser-known birds of India.

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A Pulicat Story: The Lagoon That...
Yuvan Aves writes on how a proposed commercial port by Adani Port Limited could disrupt the fragile biodiverse Pulicat lagoon in Tamilnadu.

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The Freewheeling Hornbills
Hornbills are referred to as ‘Farmers of the Forest’. Rohit Naniwadekar and Sartaj Ghuman write about their diet, migration and distribution in Northeast India.

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The Stork Saviours
Vijay and Ajay Bedi travel to Dadara village to film scientist Purnima Devi Burman’s pioneering community conservation work to save the Greater Adjutant Stork.

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A Motorcycle Birding Diary
Shashank Dalvi embarked on a 1,700 km. motorbike trip from Mumbai to Rajasthan during his ‘Big Year’ and spots more birds than he had hoped!

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