20 Jan 2020

Is our obsession with wildlife photos causing harm?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:37 pm on 20 January 2020

Wildlife photos routinely drum up thousands of likes on social media. There are hugely popular accounts devoted to animals like Limbani, a captive chimpanzee in Miami who has more than 650,000 followers on Instagram. But is our obsession with taking pictures of animals doing them harm?

Zara Bending, an Associate at the Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie University, has written an article at The Conversation about the potential pitfalls of wildlife photography.

chimpanzee in the trees in Guinea

Photo: AFP / Cyril Ruoso / Minden Pictures / Biosphoto

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