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.

Electro-fishing, Loktak Lake, Manipur

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Melanistic Panther, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Procreation in Action

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Dundhwa Seha, Panna Tiger Reserve

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Whose Forest is it Anyway?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Mass Bycatch Mortality of Sea Snakes, Goa

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Intruding the personal space of elephants, Bandipur

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Villager Cooking Langur, Wunstubong, E Nagaland

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Rare Black-breasted Parrotbill Spotted In Manas

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Dead Long-billed Vulture in Windmill Site, Western Ghats

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Tiger Watching, Kaziranga

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Plastic in Ladakh

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The Buck Stops Here

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Shaheen Falcon with Rose-ringed Parakeet Kill, Nilgiris

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Red-tailed Trinket eating a Leaf-nosed Bat

Friday, August 21st, 2015

New Frog Species Described and Named After Goa State

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Purple Frog, Anamalai Hills

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Swamp tiger, Sundarbans

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

A Longline Fishing Victim from Indian Pelagic Waters

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Hunting of Blyth’s Flying Fox in Andaman Islands

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Banded Tickell’s Thrush, Uttarakhand

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Northern Pig-tailed Macaque, Tripura

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Coastal Crabs of India — Photofeature

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Ruddy Kingfisher, Sundarbans

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Irrawaddy Dolphin

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Recent Observation on Roadkills in Dudhwa National Park

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Pelican Poaching, Chennai

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Rare sighting of the Andaman Banded Dandy

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

The Endangered Fishing Cat, Howrah, West Bengal

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Tawny Eagle with a Spiny-tailed Lizard, Tal Chhapar

Monday, July 6th, 2015