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  • Sanctuary Asia - Latest Issue Rhesus Macaque

    Vol XXXVII No. 3, March 2017

    On the Cover

    Rhesus macaques may begin exploring their world as early as when they are five days old!

    Photographer

    Abhilasha Yadav

Cover Story

A Somewhat Desultory Philippic On The Occasion Of World Environment Day

It should be a day to celebrate the planet. This year, Bittu Sahgal and Lakshmy Raman felt forced to remind India that we are being deflected from the true purpose of life by hurtling blindly towards an imagined monetary nirvana, oblivious to the fact that shaking our exquisite nation’s ecological foundation threatens the economic future that seems to guide virtually every short-sighted decision that is responsible for unravelling the fabric of our subcontinent.

Feature

Oceans – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Globalised industrial fishing is taking a vicious toll on the world’s oceans. We need to collectively rethink our attitudes towards the food we eat, suggests Siddharth Chakravarty.

Conservation

A River Dolphin’s Ear-View Of India’s Waterways Development Plans

Our national inland waterways ambitions spell doom for the endangered Gangetic river dolphin unless better sense prevails and vital mitigation measures are taken, warns Nachiket Kelkar.

Commentary

Clear As Glass

 Shubham AlaveNature designed its miraculous systems to mesh together in stunning complexity so that life, all manner of life, could emerge, stay safe and flourish.

Scaly Tales

Giri’s Bronzeback Tree Snake

Rahul Alvares describes the Giri’s bronzeback snake and explains why it has been classified as a separate species.

Talkin' Tigers

In The Garden

Jennifer Scarlott on all of the ways that the beauty of the world we live in makes itself seen and heard, touched and smelled, in the smallest, most ordinary and often fleeting moments.

Did You Know?

Elephant Beetles

Elephant beetles are one of the largest-known group of beetles on Earth!