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Change Makers – The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2012

The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2012, sponsored by DSP Blackrock and Deutsche Bank.

In the doom and gloom scenario of India’s wildlife conservation and climate change canvas, some human beings stand…

The Way Forward

Credit:Mihir GodbolePraveen Pardeshi, Principal Secretary, Forests, Government of Maharashtra, has been one of the architects of wildlife conservation in this proud state for decades. He writes here about his vision for the future and the steps taken by the…

Kaziranga – Big Five Graveyard

The home of the great Indian one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, wild buffalo, Asian elephant and eastern swamp deer, Shailendra Yashwant suggests, is justifiably regarded as one of India’s best protected national parks. But can the pride of the Assam Forest Department survive the brutal double-barreled…


Sanctuary Cover Story June 2012: World Environment Day, June 5, is doubly significant this year since Rio+20 will dominate virtually every nation’s global agenda. Sanctuary gives you a bird’s eye view of the upcoming Rio Summit and its significance.

Pictures Don't Lie... And Rhinos Do Die

Sanctuary Cover Story April 2012: Sushil Kumar Daila, Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldai Wildlife Division, recounts a recent rhino poaching incident in Assam’s Orang National Park and highlights some positive developments that will help secure the park.

Conservation Biology In India

April 2012: India has some of the finest scientists and field biologists in the world. Professor Biju Das, a Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2011 recipient, has, for instance, been recognised for the high quality amphibian research his team has conducted. Earlier this year, he was credited with the discovery of a new family of burrowing caecilians (see image below) from Northeast India, which reveal…

Equity, Ecology And Economics – A Sanctuary Report

Our Protected Areas such as PeriyarSanctuary Cover Story February 2012: A ministry that the late Prime Minster, Indira Gandhi, had farsightedly set up to defend the survival assets of the poor – forests, grasslands, wetlands, rivers, lakes, shores and mountains – against the ambitions of the rich, is being purposefully…

Winning Battles

'GREY GHOST OF THE HIMALAYA'Sanctuary Cover Story December 2011: The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards, supported by DSP BlackRock and Deutsche Bank, now in its 12th year, were initiated to recognise men and women who show extraordinary commitment and passion to protect and safeguard our planet's natural resources.…

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.

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