Articles by Janaki Lenin
Jan 24, 2017
Florida's war on Pythons has a new key player — the Irula of Tamil NaduBurmese pythons are one of the largest snakes in the world, reaching 20 feet in length. These natives of Indochina got loose in the vast wetland ecosystem of southern Florida, where the warm subtropical climate suited them fine
Oct 16, 2016
Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees: Astonishing revelation of how trees live and dieFrom how vegetarian animals influence tree growth to more, in his new book, 'The Hidden Life of Trees'. Peter Wohlleben not only challenges some traditional precepts of forestry, he also upends a few ecological principles
Sep 22, 2016
Ken-Betwa link: First project in grand river interlinking scheme is lose-lose for people and wildlifeIn August 2005, UP, MP, and the Union of India signed an agreement to prepare the Detailed Project Report of Ken-Betwa link.
Sep 08, 2016
Did crocodile hunters use babies as bait in India?He claimed all a hunter had to do was announce his intention to go hunting for crocodiles and mothers flocked to him, offering their babies as bait.
Aug 23, 2016
Turtles simply cannot clean the toxic sludge that is the River GangaIf the Ganga river is a moving feast of corpses and plants, these creatures ought to thrive with no help from humans.
Jul 01, 2016
Culling Nilgai: To manage wildlife conservation and human interests, research is keyWould culling in some areas instigate people in other areas to demand similar relief? We need more research in wildlife management and social scientists to assess people's attitudes.
May 07, 2016
Man vs wild: In Himachal, a community sets up a reserve to boost wildlifeThe organisation has thus far kept its finger on the pulse of this dynamic system, anticipating changes and swinging them in the best interests of people and wildlife.
Apr 25, 2016
Coral reefs turn ghostly white as El Niño creates mayhem in LakshadweepThe waters of the Lakshadweep archipelago are so warm that coral reefs are bleaching, warn marine biologists.
Mar 23, 2016
Poachers aren't the only threat: Protected area size puts tigers in danger, encroachment ups riskAccording to a study published in Biological Conservation, tigers disappear from these forests at a faster rate than any other habitat. In recent years, two such forests, Sariska in 2004 and Panna in 2009, lost their host of tigers.
Sep 16, 2012
Indian navy jeopardising pristine Nicobar island?A small Nicobar island has been carefully protected by three family clans for years. Now the Indian Navy wants the island for target practice and the clans are aghast. Will the island's ecosystem survive the missiles?