• Black Tiger

    Kill, Snare and Still Not Care?

    WNPS declares May 29th Sri Lanka Leopard day.

  • Loris Publication

    The latest issue of Loris as an e-publication

    First published in November 1936 Loris is now in its 84th year and has been enjoyed by WNPS members and others interested in conservation around the world.

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  • Backyard Wildlife

    BACKYARD WILDLIFE Kids Connecting With Nature

    A challenge to encourage kids to explore the wonders of their backyards, discover nature's splendours and appreciate the biodiversity around them during the lockdown period.

  • Reforestation

    Reforestation of a Rainforest

    A sustainable model for Sri Lanka on reforestation of a rainforest using a mixture of early and late successional species with a strong representation of native and naturalised species.

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  • 125th Anniversary

    125th Anniversary: Celebrating a Milestone

    Guardians of Mother Nature, Sri Lanka's 'Wildlife and Nature Protection Society' celebrates 125 years of playing a lead role in conservation battles and projects.

  • Annual Report

    Annual Report 2019

    Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Srilanka (Ceylon)
    Annual Report and Accounts 2019

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TheWildlife & Nature Protection Society

The history of wildlife protection in Sri Lanka is almost synonymous with that of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka. At 126 years old, the WNPS is the third oldest Non-governmental Organization of its kind in the World and was responsible for the setting up of Wilpattu & Yala National Parks in Sri Lanka, and for the formation of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

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  • Conservation

    Conservation

    Conservation

    Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild animal and plant species and their habitats. Conservation of Wildlife is important because wildlife plays an important role in balancing the ecosystem, thereby providing ecosystem services that are essential for human survival.

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  • Advocacy & Outreach

    Advocacy & Outreach

    Advocacy & Outreach

    The Conservation Crisis will not be healed through more Conflict and Court Cases. True healing and enlightened Conservation efforts can only come through deep Understanding and Appreciation. This is why a lot of the work WNPS does at our core, focuses on Advocacy through good Outreach. Enabling wider groups, and specialized smaller communities to be better informed, is the starting point for the long journey ahead.

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  • Legal & Policy

    Legal & Policy

    Legal & Policy

    With all the current constraints we all have to endure in our country, the Society will continue to uphold the law on any conservation or illegal encroachment matter and will take legal recourse if the need arises.

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Featured Stories

  • 09 Mar 2020

    Chaos of Wilpattu Wrangle and the Responsibility of the Citizenry

    In the past few weeks, it was quite alarming to see the level of surprise exhibited by the citizens of Sri Lanka in respect of an exchange that took place between a public officer and a politician, whilst...

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  • 09 Mar 2020

    'Stop roads through NPs to mitigate climate change'

    Sri Lanka is caught in the stranglehold of a dry spell, with major water scarcities, power shortages and crop failures. As men, women and children are warned against heat-strokes and told to drink lots...

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  • 29 May 2020

    KILL, SNARE AND STILL NOT CARE?

    WNPS calls for change in attitude towards enforcement and the 29th of all May to be declared annual Sri Lanka Leopard day, in memory of the snared black leopard that died in captivity.

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