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  • Sanctuary Asia - Latest Issue Margay Cats

    Vol XXXVII No. 5, May 2017

    On the Cover

    The beautiful and mysterious margay cat is native to central and South America.

    Photographer

    Supreet Sahoo

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

Purse Seines And Migrant Labour – Managing Fisheries In Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg District

As our oceans are filled with plastic and emptied of marine life, and climate change moves into higher gear, it becomes ever more vital that the contentious issue of marine fishing takes centre stage in national and international debates on the future of both fish and fisherfolk.

Conservation

Killer Chytrid

Our history and future are both inextricably linked to that of amphibians. As humans negotiate a path through the minefield of climate change, young women such as the author are the torch bearers who will point us in the direction of survival on a planet that is sending us life-saving signals through messengers such as fungi and quickly-evolving vectors that we must fast learn to read and comprehend.

Commentary

War Of The Worlds

The handsome bezoar ibex Capra aegagrus aegagrus is the wild ancestor of the domestic goat that has helped sustain pastoral communities across the globe for millennia.

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!