Janaki Lenin

Janaki Lenin

janaki@gmail.com

Features writer, columnist, and journalist. Wilderness, travel, people, wildlife, people-wildlife interactions.

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Mongabay.com

On track to 'go beyond the critical point': Sri Lanka still losing forests at rapid clip

During the latter half of Sri Lanka’s civl war, between 1990 and 2005, Sri Lanka suffered one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, losing about 35 percent of its old growth forest and almost 18 percent of its total forest cover. The conflict ended in 2009, and...

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Mongabay.com

Where have all the big animals gone? Indian park devoid of many species, further threatened by forest loss

Namdapha National Park is part of the Indo-Myanmar biodiversity hotspot. However, locating many species in the park is becoming increasingly difficult, the region has lost thousands of hectares of forest in the past decade, and studies project the situation may simply worsen in the coming years....

Trade article
Mongabay.com

New report: illegal logging keeps militias and terrorist groups in business

Released last week by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) during the first United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, a new report found that together with other other illicit activities such as poaching, illegal deforestation is one of the top money-makers for criminal groups like Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab....

0623 banteng color article
Mongabay.com

Is the banteng making a comeback? Researchers find new population in Cambodia

Researchers have discovered a new population of banteng, a species of wild cattle, in northwestern Cambodia. The discovery was announced June 4, 2014 by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and efforts are underway to implement conservation initiatives to protect the area and its newfound banteng, which are listed as Endangered...

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Mongabay.com

An end to India's 'Wild West'? Meghalaya bans coal mining... for now

Meghalaya, a state in India’s northeast, has thick forests above ground and valuable minerals below. Uncontrolled mining in the area has cleared forests, degraded rivers, and led to many accidents and deaths as few health and safety standards exist for mine workers. A ban effected earlier this year halted all...

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Mongabay.com

On track to 'go beyond the critical point': Sri Lanka still losing forests at rapid clip

During the latter half of Sri Lanka’s civl war, between 1990 and 2005, Sri Lanka suffered one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, losing about 35 percent of its old growth forest and almost 18 percent of its total forest cover. The conflict ended in 2009, and...

0623 banteng color article
Mongabay.com

Is the banteng making a comeback? Researchers find new population in Cambodia

Researchers have discovered a new population of banteng, a species of wild cattle, in northwestern Cambodia. The discovery was announced June 4, 2014 by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and efforts are underway to implement conservation initiatives to protect the area and its newfound banteng, which are listed as Endangered...