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.

Out: List of Kaziranga’s most wanted – Calcutta Telegraph

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Manas steps to protect World Heritage status – Assam Tribune

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

International symposium on transforming mountain forestry at FRI – Peninsula On-line

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Winged visitors throng Bhitarkanika national park of Odisha – Economic Times

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Government to notify more than 60 eco-sensitive zones this year – Deccan Chronicle

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

‘Think differently, you will get the results’ – Times of India

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

A small green island amidst the concrete jungle – Assam Tribune

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

NGT issues notice to Centre on plea over loss of Ganga biodiversity – Hindustan Times

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Wildlife Wing Proposes Study on New Rly Lines in Jumbo Habitats – The New Indian Express

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Poachers train their guns on lesser-known wild species

Friday, January 16th, 2015