Villages in the sanctuary

Senior official in the dock

SANCTUARY AWARDS . Sanctuary Magazine . ABN-Amro . India Sanctuary magazine and ABN-Amro bank have chosen four forest officers and a grassroots activist as Earth Heroes for this year's Sanctuary


A wilderness park nurtured carefully by a former maharaja of Bhavnagar looks decrepit today, with its resources plundered and its wildlife dwindling.

A dispute over a plot demarcation has highlighted the problem of protecting privately owned forests in Himachal.