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Global Tiger Day – Its Significance

This year marks the fifth Global Tiger Day. Established in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit, July 29th is dedicated to the worldwide awareness and support for tiger conservation. Less than a century ago, 1,00,000 tigers roamed the forests of Asia, but today only about 3,000 tigers survive in the wild. With the four primary issues of poaching, habitat destruction, man-animal conflict, and diminishing prey base…

Yours Truly

This Global Tiger Day, in a stirring letter to humans from the national animal, incorrigible wildlife defender Prerna Bindra lends voice to the tiger.

Accolades For Grassroots Conservationists

As the ‘Knowledge Partner’ for NDTV’s ‘Save Our Tigers’ campaign, Sanctuary Asia was asked to recommend sterling individuals from India’s forest department to be felicitated on  July 29, 2015, Global Tiger Day, in New Delhi.

The Female Of The Species

Executive Director of WTI, Vivek Menon takes a playful look at prevalent feminine clichés and the wild females who embody them.

Wahala In Nigeria

Spending three weeks in the midst of the largest population of endangered drill monkeys in the world, where time is only measured by sunsets and the growing number of red spots on your hands.

(Wahala is the common local parlance for troubles).

Death On The Beach

My friend and I spotted a dolphin on Juhu beach while we were out jogging on June 15, 2015. It was alive, though brutally injured. Its breathing was laboured and the heavy stench of death pierced the air. The dolphin was struggling between life and death; sadly it died, not due to injury but due to the ignorance of the public, and wildlife organisations that were too busy to attend to the matter.

Into The Wild

Years of investigative journalism and policy work have taken Prerna Bindra to the remotest, most-neglected corners of India. She recounts tales from her wild journeys for Sanctuary’s readers.

The Panchgen Valley

Red pandas endorse the strategy of incentivising community-conservation in a remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh, which should be protected for posterity, say Rajarshi Chakraborty and Jaya Upadhyay.

Where The Wild Things Are

A young Columbia University student’s musings while on assignment as a freelance writer-photographer in Nagarahole.

The Domestic Wild – When An Orphaned Kitten Turned Striped, Spotted and Big

Returning home from a village pond, a farmer from Bengal’s Midnapore district hears the call of an animal in distress. Stopping to investigate, he discovers an orphaned kitten that he takes home and nurtures. But what happens when the kitten grows far beyond the dimensions of any domestic cat?

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