Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia
Bittu Sahgal is an environmental activist and writer, is the founding editor of Sanctuary Asia, a wildlife and ecology magazine based in India. He is a member of the National Board for Wildlife of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. He founded Sanctuary Asia in 1981 at the suggestion of Fateh Singh Rathore who told him to "start a wildlife magazine. So that city people learn to appreciate wildlife and do less damage!". He founded Cub Magazine. He has authored numerous book on wildlife including, most recently: India Naturally, The Bandhavgarh Inheritance, The Sundarbans Inheritance, The Bharatpur Inheritance, The Kaziranga Inheritance, The Corbett Inheritance and The Periyar Inheritance. He writes for both English and local language newspapers and magazines in India. He has produced over 30 conservation-related documentaries.