Conflict on the Rise – India’s ‘leopard problem’ is a chronicle of a crisis foretold. Kailash Sankhala, the first Director of Project Tiger had warned the Indian Board for Wildlife that the spotted cat was being forced into unwelcome proximity with humans thanks to our mindless destruction of forests. Ironically, the leopard’s prime survival assets – adaptability and stealth – are precisely what now places it and hundreds of its innocent human victims, in harm’s way.
Sanctuary Asia, India's leading wildlife, conservation and environment magazine, was started by Editor Bittu Sahgal in 1981 to raise awareness among Indians of their disappearing natural heritage. Sanctuary is at the fulcrum of several wildlife conservation campaigns and serves as a network for wildlife groups, concerned individuals and non-profit organisations. It is also a source of information for press and television reporters. Our focus is the Indian subcontinent and Asia, but our horizon spans the globe.