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.

Habitat Fragmentation in the Western Ghats

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

South Indian Flying Lizard, Chikmagalur

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Manipur Brow-antlered deer, Keibul Lamjao

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Flying Fish, Bay of Bengal

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Resurrection of a Montane Snake from Northeast India

Friday, May 8th, 2015

A Dead Owl on a String, Bangalore.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Black Baza — First Record From Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Elephants near Human Settlements

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Mass Bycatch Mortality of Sea Snakes, Goa

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Village Dog Feeding on Barking Deer, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Thursday, April 16th, 2015