Nature Needs Half – Leave Me Alone: Many scientific assessments over the last 20 years have determined that nature needs at least half of a given eco-region to be protected and interconnected with other such areas in order to maintain its full range of life-supporting, ecological and evolutionary processes. Canadian writer-photographer and founder of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Harvey Locke, who, with the Wild Foundation launched the global ‘Nature Needs Half’ movement, believes that India has a leadership role to play in humanity’s reconciliation with wild nature by protecting the Western Ghats, the Himalaya and the Deccan Plateau.
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.