Janaki Lenin
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Janaki Lenin

Author, 'My Husband and Other Animals' | Travel writer | Journalist - environment, forest, & wildlife conservation | Science writer - The Wire | janaki@gmail.com @janakilenin


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Cable Connection

Kibber’s local ‘helicopter’ is a curious metal contraption called Angulimala

BLink / July 2016 / Travel

Ghost of the Mountain

Famously agile and elusive, the snow leopard is feared by Himalayan villagers whose livestock it takes, but an innovative project is helping both people and cats thrive

BBC Wildlife / February 2016 / Wildlife / [Pdf , 686 KB]

The Breathless Hours

On the natural history, venom, and experiences with India's most fearsome snake, the common Indian krait

The Indian Quarterly / January 2016 / Wildlife

Cover from the predator

An enterprising NGO provides villagers in the Spiti Valley with insurance for their livestock against snow leopard attacks

The Hindu Business Line Ink / February 2016 / Wildlife

Guardians of the forest

Tribal women protect forests in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul region, using fines, social boycotts and the law

Mint Lounge / January 2016 / Forest Conservation

The Indian village learning to live in harmony with snow leopards

To stop snow leopards killing valuable livestock, villagers in Himachal Pradesh have changed the way they manage land to increase the endangered cat’s wild prey, while an insurance scheme offers compensation for lost stock

The Guardian / December 2015 / Wildlife

India: No country for wild tigers?

Authorities seek to widen a road that would cut wildlife corridors and put the future sustainability of three tiger reserves at risk

India Untamed: A Guardian Environment Blog / August 2015 / Wildlife

Linking two rivers threatens to displace tigers

A project to connect two rivers will drown a large part of Panna national park in central India. Not only people, tigers will also be displaced

India Untamed: a Guardian Environment Blog / August 2015 / Wildlife

Snake in the Elephant's Shadow

appreciating the many splendours of Agumbe, the wettest place in South India

The Indian Quarterly / July 2015 / Outdoors

French banks say no to Bangladesh coal plant

Three French banks say they will not invest in Rampal power plant in Bangladesh. As the plant struggles for funding, a report says it is non-compliant with minimum environmental and social standards

India Untamed: a Guardian Environment Blog / June 2015 / Environment

Women for Our Wilds

This expansive essay traces the contribution of Indian women to wildlife conservation and research.

Sanctuary Asia / June 2015 / People In Conservation

Meat of the Matter

A new law threatens Rajasthan’s camels

The Carvan / April 2015 / Animals

Norway may pull investment from Bangladesh's coal plant

Norway’s pension fund may withdraw investment from a coal plant to be built with Indian partner on the edge of Sundarbans mangrove forest, citing threat of severe environmental damage

India Untamed: a Guardian Environment Blog / March 2015 / Environment

Ecologically disastrous dams may get the go-ahead

Eighteen months after the catastrophic Uttarakhand floods, dams repeatedly vetoed by experts for causing irreparable ecological damage are likely to be approved

India Untamed: a Guardian Environment Blog / March 2015 / Environment

The Land Below the Wind

A travelogue through Sabah evokes its ancient name

Outlook Traveller / February 2015 / Travel / [Pdf , 2.31 MB]

Carnivores in the neighbourhood

India’s laws and policies guide management of animals inside forests, but there’s no state policy to deal with predators living amongst people.

The Hindu / January 2015 / Wildlife

Mumbai residents learn to live with leopards

A unique participatory initiative in Mumbai helps residents deal with their fear of living with leopards

India Untamed: a Guardian Environment Blog / January 2015 / People In Conservation

The shifting sands of camel herders

In 18 years, Rajasthan’s camel population has dropped from seven lakh to two lakh. The people most impacted are the Raika, traditional camel rearers, who fight government apathy, a poor market for camels, and loss of grazing rights.

Fountain Ink Magazine / January 2015 / People In Conservation

Leopards in the Neighbourhood

If leopards can live off anything and live anywhere, what are our options of managing them?

BBC Wildlife / December 2014 / Wildlife / [Pdf , 955 KB]

Tiger shot dead after killing another woman

Forest officials had ignored warning that relocating animal who had lost fear of humans was a dangerous and misguided conservation strategy

India Untamed: a Guardian Environment Blog / December 2014 / Wildlife

Dead Reckoning

On the navigational skills and instinct for survival of the Karen in the Andaman Islands

The Indian Quarterly / November 2014 / Travel

Interview: Krzysztof Wielicki, the ice warrior

Krzysztof Wielicki is the fifth mountaineer to summit all 14 eight-thousanders. He was the first to climb Mt Everest, Khangchendzonga and Lhotse in winter. Next in his line of sight is K2.

Outlook Traveller website / November 2014 / Outdoors

The wild things of Corbett

Searching for elephants in Corbett where tourists don't venture.

Outlook Traveller / October 2014 / Travel

India's air quality figures can't be trusted

Delhi is the most polluted city in the world, but it may actually be worse as faulty instruments, data fudging and lack of regulation allow industries to pollute with impunity

India Untamed: a Guardian Environment Blog / October 2014 / Environment

Tiger survival: mapping poaching and trafficking hotspots

The case of ‘Putin’s tiger’ recently put poaching into the media spotlight. In India, a new modelling exercise is helping to tackle the crime by mapping areas where tigers are most at risk

India Untamed: a Guardian Environment Blog / October 2014 / Wildlife

The UN climate summit reveals India's hypocrisy on saving forests

On the international stage, India argues beneficiaries of past pollution have to bear the responsibility of mitigating climate change. But at home, it insists that historically disenfranchised forest dwelling citizens bear the cost of conservation and dev

India Untamed: a Guardian Environment Blog / September 2014 / Forest Conservation

Making a pig's ear of it

Farmers in Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, have severe problems with wild pigs. But it's not a simple man vs. beast story.

The Hindu Businessline's Saturday supplement, BLink / September 2014 / Wildlife

Cloud's End

A visit to Gopalswamy Betta

Outlook Traveller / April 2014 / Travel

Here be wild things

On Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka

Outlook Traveller / October 2013 / Travel

Island in the sun

Little Andaman, Andaman Islands

Outlook Traveller / April 2013 / Travel

Tribals with microscope

Erika Cuellar empowers field assistants to become parabiologists

The Hindu Sunday Magazine / January 2013 / People In Conservation

In a new light

UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the Western Ghats

Outlook Traveller / August 2012 / Opinion

Deep Forest

Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh

Outlook Traveller / June 2011 / Travel

Devil's Island

Narcondam, Andaman Islands

Outlook Traveller / July 2010 / Travel

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