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Lessons From Nature

Saurav Malhotra from the Balipara Foundation shares his experience and the idea behind the setting up of the Eastern Himalayan Botanical Gardens in Assam.

Stunning New Geckos Described From South India

With the discovery and description of the Bangalore geckoella and Rishi Valley geckoella from the Mysore plateau, India adds two new endemic species to its biodiversity inventory.

Hornbill Haven

Amitha Bachan  K.H. of the Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation writes about The Great Hornbill’s nesting and mating patterns in Vazhachal Forest Division in Kerala.

A Winter Vagrant In A Sacred Forest

Sutirtha Lahiri writes about his visit to Mangar Bani and an extremely rare sighting of the Song Thrush, a bird that breeds in Europe and migrates to Africa in the winter.

A Cat Amongst The Pigeons

Captivated by the charisma, intelligence and ability of the cat family, Vivek Menon recounts two surprise encounters with the ubiquitous of them all – the jungle cat.

Gaya Days

Sanctuary’s Lifetime Service Award winner of 2016, S.E.H. Kazmi is synonymous with Jharkhand’s Palamau Tiger Reserve. However, in the early days of his career, he served in the Gautam Buddha Wildlife Sanctuary, a little-known wildlife sanctuary now split between Bihar and Jharkhand. Here, he narrates charming and thrilling anecdotes from those initial years in Chotanagpur's dense forests,…

Nature’s Business: Connecting The Dots

From the Galapagos to the Amazon, Biomimicry Communicator Anjan Prakash travels the world to be inspired by Nature’s designs. In this 10-part column, Nature’s Business, she shares her adventures and learnings.

The Extraterrestrial Spell Of Lonar

Thousands of stellar bodies and debris called asteroids and meteoroids pass within striking distance of the Earth every day. They range from the size of dust particles to those spanning kilometres and weighing millions of tons. And each time our planet is struck by a sizable extra-terrestrial body, it leaves its mark in the form of an impact crater on the Earth’s surface. And each one makes for a great story. The…

Straight To Walong

This is a light-hearted paean to the joys of birding and to the great outdoors as Ram Gopalakrishnan travels right to the Chinese border in search of the birds that give his life meaning.

The Mormons

Popularly known as the Butterflyman of India, Isaac Kehimkar has dedicated 30 years of his life to these winged beauties. Today, as he is all set to release his magnum opus Butterflies of India, let's revisit the very first article he wrote about butterflies, which was published in Sanctuary Asia in 1986. One of the many strategies evolved by nature for the survival of butterflies, adaptive…

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