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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.
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