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.

Elephant poaching haunts Kerala, forest officials suspended – Hindustan Times

Monday, July 6th, 2015

More wild tigers suspected in Bannerghatta parks – Deccan Herald

Monday, July 6th, 2015

It’s not just about greed – The Hindu

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Desert National Park in Rajasthan welcomes baby ‘Godawan’ – Times of India

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Tiger from the wild spotted at BBP – Deccan Herald

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Environment ministry set to reduce safe zone around wildlife reserves – Daily Mail

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Bird sanctuary camp office shifted

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

NHAI junks underpass for tigers on NH7 route

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Let the Sangai dance – The Statesman (press release)

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Plight of the pangolin – The Statesman (press release)

Sunday, July 5th, 2015