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    Volume 38 | Issue 8 | August 2018

    On the Cover

    Neck outstretched, wings aglow, and head thrown back, a Sarus Crane pair, known to mate for life, calls out to the skies in the midst of an elaborate mating display. In the backdrop is its crucial wetland habitat, threatened across the country by developers and governments alike. Draining of wetlands and conversion of marshlands for agriculture is being facilitated by our government’s purposefully weak Wetland Rules 2017. This is pushing the world’s tallest bird, legendary in India’s folk culture, to the brink of extinction. It is also eroding India’s natural capital as never before.


    Riddhi Mukherjee

Cover Story

Wildlife Photography In Transition

Kalyan VarmaInvolved in fostering a community of photographers and wildlife conservationists, Kalyan Varma is a recipient of numerous awards including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 in the plants category, best in Animal Behaviour in Poral el Planeta and Sanctuary’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005.

Rain, Egg Curry And The Zisticola

Sutirtha Lahiri rediscovers the joys of birding at the perfect wild getaway near his home in Guwahati.


The Hills Of Murugan

With nearly half a century of experience exploring the Palani Hills, Ian Lockwood presents Sanctuary readers with exquisite visuals depicting the grandeur of a threatened landscape that harbours one of India’s last wild montane grasslands.


Last And Final Call

First a disclosure... I adore frogs. All frogs, not just this exquisite Western Ghats Rhacophorus photographed by Sunil Sachi in a Chikmagalur coffee plantation.

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!