I write about wildlife science and conservation practice in India. I’m a full-time freelance journalist, run a publishing company called Draco Books, and am the author of My Husband and Other Animals and A King Cobra’s Summer. My Husband and Other Animals 2 – The Wildlife Adventure Continues released in late-April 2018.

I facilitated the drafting of a management plan for non-human primates living with humans in 2005. With Professor R. Sukumar, I wrote the Action Plan for the Mitigation of Elephant-Human Conflict in India and contributed to the Guidelines for Human-Leopard Conflict Management. Between 2008 and 2012, I was the Regional Chair for the IUCN/SSC/Crocodile Specialist Group (South Asia and Iran), Executive Secretary of the Gharial Conservation Alliance, and a member of IUCN’s Theme on the Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector.

As a film editor, I worked on numerous soaps and commercials. I set up Draco Films, a wildlife film production company, with Rom Whitaker. I gave up filmmaking altogether to focus on writing.

Say hello: janaki@gmail.com

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