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.

The Endangered Fishing Cat, Howrah, West Bengal

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Tawny Eagle with a Spiny-tailed Lizard, Tal Chhapar

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Phayre’s Leaf Monkey, Tripura

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Day of the Jackal, Chennai

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Rare Bird — Gold-crested Myna

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Dead Indian Vulture at Ramanagara, Karnataka

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Bullfrogs in a Bucket

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Siberian Weasel, Sikkim

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Swamp Prinia — A Disappearing Grassland Rarity

Friday, June 5th, 2015

In search of the Pale-capped Pigeon, Odisha

Thursday, June 4th, 2015