Picture of the Week

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.

Village Dog Feeding on Barking Deer, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Sarus Cranes in Intensely Cultivated Floodplains

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Dog chasing Sambhar, Kudremukh National Park

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Domestic Cats — Threat to Island Biodiversity

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Egyptian Vulture Feeding From a Human Skull, Ken River, Uttar Pradesh

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Long-tailed Sibia, Sessa, Arunachal Pradesh

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Leopard Roadkill, Demow, Assam

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Black Kite Scavenging on Greater flamingo at Chilika Lake, Odisha.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Re-sighting of Collared Bar-headed Geese at Veer Dam, Maharashtra

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Rare Bird: Green Cochoa at Namdapha

Monday, March 2nd, 2015