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.

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

Bhadra River Recovering after Stoppage of Mining in Kudremukh

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Leaf Deer, Nagaland

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Forest Owlet, Tansa, Maharashtra

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

White-bellied Sea Eagle on a Fish Trap in Lake Chilika, Odisha

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Hunter’s Bag, Zuneheboto, Nagaland

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014