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India & Pakistan on the Ecological Brink

Sanctuary Cover Story October 2011:In a 2008 paper, former Union cabinet minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, opined that India's energy security could not be addressed without consideration of the country's neighbourhood policy. In other words, energy security was not just a national policy issue but a foreign…

Valmik Thapar Remembers: Thirty-Five Years With The Tigers Of Ranthambhore

Tigers My Life - Cover

How do you begin to introduce the best 35 years of your life? All I know is that since early 1976, my life has been completely entangled with tigers. And it has been fantastic.

Ranthambhore – The Tiger’s Realm

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve August 2011:  Ranthambhore has inspired a whole generation of tiger defenders down the years. This latest addition to the archive is a stunning visual and textual articulation of one of the world's best known tiger habitats by Panthera tigris' next line of…

Wildlife Tourism: Can India Turn It Into A Conservation Tool?

Wildlife tourism or ecotourism. Credit: Hamir Thapar Sanctuary Cover Story June 2011: Can we negotiate a path by availing of the immense potential of tourism to educate, conserve and offer employment, yet avoid the minefield of misuse and abuse that afflicts…

Right Of Passage: Elephant Corridors Of India

An elephant's foot buffers the impact of massive body mass and is portected by a tough fatty sole. Credit:Nayan KhanolkarSanctuary Cover Story April 2011: Deep in the deciduous…

The Tiger: Soul Of India

Goddess Durga Painting Sanctuary Cover Story February 2011: Sanctuary brings you excerpts from VALMIK THAPAR'S latest book that explores in depth the cultural and mystical aspects of the tiger in India: from its first impressions on 10,000-year-old cave paintings in Madhya Pradesh to Mohenjodaro seals, and…

Damming Northeast India

Credit:Sangeeta AngomJanuary 31, 2011: With the Northeast identified as India’s ‘future powerhouse’ and at least 168 large hydroelectric projects set to majorly alter the riverscape, large dams are emerging…

Green Visionaries

'Opulent Grandeur' Rhododendrons bloom. Credit:Vijay Bedi Sanctuary Cover Story December 2010: For 11 years, the Sanctuary-RBS Wildlife Awards have handpicked wildlife defenders from across the country and brought their exemplary work into the spotlight.…

National Wildlife Week – Grim, Grimmer… Grimmest?

These olive-Ridley turtles Lepidochelys olivacea Sanctuary Cover Story October 2010: The future of India's wildlife has never been grimmer. People around the country - wildlifers, lawyers, young activists, journalists - have written to us citing how forested India is being ripped apart by a mix of infrastructure…

Quo Vadis Panthera Tigris? – Part 2

Sharath S.On World Environment Day 2007, India would do well to ponder the fate of the tiger and recognise that it is in fact a mirror image of the fate of the Indian subcontinent. As a nation, we have fallen from grace. Where we once led the…

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