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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WTI Monitors 200 Days Of Migratory Movement Of Whale Sharks

The migratory path of a female whale shark that had been satellite-tagged off the Saurashtra coast in December 2016 under the Whale Shark Conservation Project – run by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the Gujarat Forest… Read More

Humane Society International Launches Tip Line To Report Illegal Electric Fencing In Kerala

On the occasion of world elephant day, in the wake of frequent deaths of wild elephants due to electrocution from electric fences, the most recent being in Munnar, Humane Society International, India has launched a tip-line… Read More

UK Is The Largest Supplier To The World’s Ivory Markets

New analysis by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has revealed that the UK is the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory – and the largest exporter of legal ivory to Hong Kong and China. 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 Koustubh Sharma

A Senior Regional Ecologist with the Snow Leopard Trust, Koustubh Sharma has worked in some of the remotest and toughest terrains in the world – where his work is contributing to a greater understanding of snow leopard ecology.…

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Manas National Park

Photo: Bernard Castelein.Against the backdrop of the Eastern Himalayas lies a grass and jungle habitat of unp...