External News

Media plays a vital role in shaping public perception. The manner in which human-wildlife interactions are reported in the press does influence the way people think. While sensational news related to wild animals might excite people, balanced and nuanced coverage can lead to positive administrative decisions. With this in mind, many of us have been engaging with friends in the media at a personal level. But given the popularity of social media, we felt the need to also utilise this platform to encourage better reporting of issues related to human-wildlife conflict. Read more.

This web page will highlight and critique news reports and headlines related to conflict. The idea is not simply criticism for its own sake, but with an intention to shine a light on right and wrong ways of reporting incidents. We hope that, in time, there will be a positive change in the way human-wildlife conflict is reported. Since wild animals cannot speak for themselves, it is imperative that we do so in a fair and balanced manner, so that the right perspectives are conveyed to decision makers and the general public.

‘Cool Burning’ by Forest Staff Destroying KNP: Activists

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Footfall Goes up at Eco-tourism Site

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

‘Allow dissection of species that are not endangered’ – Times of India

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Govt eases green norms for linear projects in border states – Oneindia

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Vulture survives poison, set free after treatment – Times of India

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Illegal activities in tiger stronghold – Times of India

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Rare Amur tigers video shows positive signs for population – BBC News

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Into the wild with Valmik Thapar – Business Standard

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Croc Park Caught in Jaws of Cash Crunch – The New Indian Express

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Under pressure from locals, foresters shoot tiger in Gudalur – Times of India

Thursday, February 19th, 2015