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.

Forest officials unsure of animal’s identity, courtesy inexperience

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Gadkari promises Kota-Jhalawar highway work in 15 days after green clearance – Times of India

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Number of tigers up in Madhya Pradesh: Minister – Hindustan Times

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Harike to be developed as eco-tourism hub – Hindustan Times

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Narendra Modi, Favoring Growth in India, Pares Back Environmental Rules

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Ringed birds return to Koonthankulam – Deccan Chronicle

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Lack of prey pushing leopards into cities: Experts – The Indian Express

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Beleaguered leopards risk total annihilation – Assam Tribune

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Bangladesh begins oil clean-up with sponges and sacks – Economic Times

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Children paint to save mongoose – Times of India

Saturday, December 13th, 2014