Nature in our Cities: Urban Ecology and Journalism

Ranjeet Jadhav, Special Correspondent, Mid-day, in conversation with Shashwat DC, on journalism’s role in conservation and the challenges faced by journalists

Urban Ecology and Journalism

In this edition of Seeking Sustainability: Nature in our Cities, we talk about how journalism plays an important role in conservation, especially in the urban context.

Ranjeet Jadhav is a media professional from Mumbai and he has been covering issues related to environment over the past many years. In a conversation with Shashwat D C, Ranjeet will talk about the important role Fourth Estate plays in conservation and what are the challenges that journalists face.

Nature does not merely exist in the forest, but it abounds all around us, even in our cities. To explore and discuss flora and fauna in our vicinity, Azim Premji University brings you a Webinar series Seeking Sustainability: Nature in our Cities. The webinar is part of the overall Seeking Sustainability umbrella. 

The series will be of particular interest to people who wish to know more about the environment and urban ecology. 

About the speaker

Ranjeet Jadhav is a journalist, with over 12 years of experience, having worked with media outlets like The Free Press Journal and Mid-day, in Mumbai. At present, he is associated with Mid-day, a Mumbai based tabloid. 

Over the years, he has extensively covered the wildlife and environment beats and specialised in human-wildlife conflict issues, writing on issues of man-animal conflict. He has also been part of Mumbaikars for Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SJNP) — a project that involved all the important stakeholders to address the human-leopard conflict in Mumbai.

Find him on Twitter at @ranjeetnature