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.

Rare Bird: Green Cochoa at Namdapha

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Peregrine Falcon on Harrier Kill, Little Rann of Kutch

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Greater Adjutant, Guwahati, Assam

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Rhino and Cattle, Pobitora, Assam

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Pale-capped Pigeon, Bhubaneswar

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

White-Throated Kingfisher Hunting a Prinia, Basai, Haryana

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Pangolin and Monitor Lizard Poachers caught in Bhadra Tiger Reserve

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The Threatened Tragopans

Monday, January 19th, 2015

First Photographic Record of Long-eared Owl in India

Thursday, January 15th, 2015