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Searching For Arcadia – Private Nature Reserves and The Promise That They Hold

From the Himalaya to the Western Ghats, a smattering of private sanctuaries and reserves are transforming conservation strategies. Cara Tejpal takes a walk in the woods, and suggests you do the same.

In The Bag

Getting geared to dabble in wildlife photography? Take a look inside Ramki Sreenivasan’s camera bag.

Pench – Land Of The Vultures

Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) is known for numberable things, chiefly its incredible landscape. The Pench river divides the reserve into two ranges and has served the wilderness for many years. Prajakta tells us how she sees vultures thriving here.

The Great Indian Vulture Decline

Once a vulture paradise, India has become a tomb for these magnificent birds, with a dramatic decline in their population. Some scientists have advocated a ‘disease hypothesis’ and estimated that the decline of the White-backed and Long-billed Vultures is up to 90 per cent in the subcontinent. But this estimate has been made without thoroughly surveying past or present vulture strongholds. Fears were also expressed…

The Vulture Crisis

On September 5, 2015, birders and wildlife enthusiasts across the globe will celebrate Vulture Awareness Day. In honour of these incredible scavengers, we dug into the Sanctuary archives to bring to you this article from 2001 that debated the cause of the crash in vulture populations before the pharmaceutical drug diclofenac was identified as the culprit.

From The Corporate To The Safarist

Best friends Tanmay Keshav and Maulik Desai gave up their corporate jobs to make a career out of their love for wildlife and travel. Thus was born ‘The Safarist’. The duo explains why India needs a wildlife community that travels together.

Kids For Tigers Celebrates Global Tiger Day

Sanctuary’s Kids for Tigers celebrated Global Tiger Day with schools from across the nation.

Lines Of Blood

Using the example of National Highway 7, writer-conservationist Neha Sinha reveals how poorly-planned linear alignments are taking a vicious toll of wild species across India.

Take Five!

Eshika Fyzee’s love for wildlife started as a young girl, and evolved into a keen interest in wildlife filmmaking. Currently enrolled at the University of West England in Bristol for a Masters in Wildlife Filmmaking, Eshika has worked as a Field Assistant to National Geographic Emerging Explorer Sandesh Kadur, and has just completed an editorial internship with Sanctuary Asia.

Will We Value Our Independence?

Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia

India’s economic structure has been built over centuries on a stable ecological foundation. Our current government, however, believes the opposite... that a stable ecology is predicated on a strong economic foundation.  It is this dangerously mistaken notion that prompts our government to believe that India's pursuit of economic development justifies dismantling…

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