On Their Shoulders – In Praise Of The Forest Guards Of India

Anuradha MarwahWhen Anuradha Marwah and Varun Thakkar suggested to Sanctuary that they would like to spend two weeks living with the forest guards of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) to document their role in wildlife …

Leopard Conflict On The Rise

Suvamoy ChangderIndia’s ‘leopard problem’ is a chronicle of a crisis foretold. Kailash Sankhala, the first Director of Project Tiger had warned the Indian Board for Wildlife that the spotted cat was being forced into unwelcome proximity with humans…

Narendra Modi’s Development Plan? Will It Hang India’s Wildlife?

Varun ThakkarPerhaps not, suggests Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia, in this open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who won a stunning political mandate that offers him a chance to alter our destiny and steer India away from the ecological…

Post Sariska – Are Wild Tigers Secure Today?

Oliver Gayles/Sudarshan SharmaPost the Sariska and Panna debacles, several apparently positive steps have been initiated to save the tiger, but something is missing. India’s planners are not committed to protecting wild India.

Nature Needs Half – Leave Me Alone

India’s opportunity: to lead the world in recognising that Nature Needs Half

Earth Heroes – The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2013

Anne Wright’s CollectionThe challenges of the 21st century need a special breed of heroes... extraordinary individuals whose reservoirs of integrity, courage and wisdom are deeper than humanity has ever needed. Women and men that can rise above political…

Ten Ways To Save Elephants

R. KarthikVivek Menon, conservationist extraordinaire, Executive Director and CEO, Wildlife Trust of India, and Advisor, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), lists 10 ways to save the largest land animal on planet earth.

“Leave Me Alone” – The Voice Of The Tiger… Vignettes Of Tigerland

Varun N. ThakkarMore than half the world’s population now lives in urban landscapes that have been so altered in the image of Homo sapiens that all but the most adaptable of wild plants and animals have been wiped out here. National and international…

Troubled Dibru-Saikhowa

Photojournalist Shailendra Yashwant reports on how Assam’s Dibru-Saikhowa’s grassland and wetland habitat is being destroyed. 
Author: Shailendra Yashwant 

A Review Of Exotic Aliens – The Lion And Cheetah In India

By Valmik Thapar, Romila Thapar and Yusuf Ansari

My first reaction was “Impossible!” The very suggestion that lions and cheetahs might have been imported into India by humans relatively recently, and had not trotted across the land bridge from North Africa, through Iran and into India, was, to put it mildly, preposterous.

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