Of Folded Hands
and Forked Penises

Jose Louies and Prerna Panwar bring Sanctuary readers details of the crackdown on traders selling dried penises of Indian monitor lizard online and passing them off as the rare hatha jodi plant.

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Preservation Play: Children Give Up Catapults In Arunachal Pradesh

Anoko Mega, Sanctuary’s Mud On Boots Project Leader in Arunachal Pradesh, is encouraging school children of Roing to voluntarily surrender their catapults, used to hunt small birds, in a bid to alter attitudes towards hunting… Read More

IUCN Changes The Snow Leopard's Red List Status From 'Endangered' To 'Vulnerable'

The mysterious snow leopard has been delivered a piece of good news. The Red List classification from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) improves the conservation status of the big cat from “Endangered”… Read More

222 Wild Animal Deaths Recorded On NH-74

A study conducted by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) revealed a staggering 222 wildlife deaths, recorded along a 30 km. stretch of National Highway-74 between Dehradun and Haridwar, over a period of eight months. Read More

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Of Folded Hands And Forked Penises

In June this year, a joint undercover operation conducted by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) blew the lid off the illegal trade in…


DNA For Conservation

Conservation is an unbelievably vast and a rather deep science. How deep? All the way to the molecular level! And to understand the implications of studying the fundamental molecular unit of all life – the DNA, on conservation…

Featured Interview

Meet Erik Solheim – Environmental Champion, Politician, Climate And Peace Negotiator

Currently the Global Head, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Erik Solheim is one of the world’s most visionary politicians, having served for 12 years as a Member of Parliament in Norway. He also served…

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Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Photo: Dhritiman Mukherjee/Sanctuary Asia.Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, located in the Chandrapur district of ...