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.

Salman pleads not guilty in arms case – Deccan Herald

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Along the Tiger’s Trail – Scientific American blog

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Bird species new to mangrove forest found – The Hindu

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

‘Coordinated efforts key to mitigate imminent impacts of Indo-Nepal road on wildlife corridors’

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Maharashtra government to promote eco-tourism in forested areas – Daily News & Analysis

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Private Pench resort booked for violations – Times of India

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Centre moots animal safaris to save leopards

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

MoEF to evaluate online applications in a month

Monday, April 27th, 2015

No sign of tiger in Buxa, says study – Economic Times

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Star Tortoises Smuggler’s Luck But Carriers’ Doom

Monday, April 27th, 2015