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.

Satkosia poachers turn wildlife protectors – Times of India

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Tribunal relief for Meghalaya miners

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Bid to end man-elephant conflict – Assam Tribune

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

MoEFCC bypassed several laws for NH-7 widening

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Subsidized LPG for poor living near forests – Times of India

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Tiger sightings in PTR to get leg up – Times of India

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Poachers-Turned-Conservationists Help Preserve Bio-Diversity in Sunderbans – NDTV

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Time running out for wild elephants say experts – Economic Times

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, warn experts – Zee News

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Wildlife route on NH: Prakash Javadekar junks advice by experts, remarks edited out

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015