• Monthly Lecture

    WNPS Monthly Lecture

    Conservation of the Sri Lankan Leopard

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  • Leopard Day

    Sri Lanka Leopard Day 2022

    The 1st of August, a date on which a thesis by Dr Sriyanie Miththapala confirmed Panthera Pardus Kotiya as an endemic sub species has been declared National Leopard Day in Sri Lanka from 2021

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  • Himalayan Crossing

    The Himalayan Crossing

    The mysterious migratory journeys of enigmatic waterbirds of Sri Lanka

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  • Mangroves

    Protecting the roots of the sea

    If there are no mangroves, then the sea will have no meaning. It’s like a tree with no roots, for the mangroves are the roots of the sea

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  • Dung Beetle Project

    Dung Beetle Project

    Update on the build of an environmental quality model using dung beetles as a biological indicator.

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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 128 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

  • 03 Jun 2022

    The Himalayan Crossing of Sherpa Tenzing – a Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus) from Sri Lanka

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  • 19 Apr 2022

    WNPS Partners LOLC to Establish a Multi-Regional Monitoring System for the Conservation of the Sri Lankan Leopard

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  • 30 Mar 2022

    Protecting the Roots of the Sea

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  • 21 Mar 2022

    Seylan Tikiri supports ‘Wild Kids’ Signs partnership with WNPS as Banking Partner

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  • 12 Feb 2022

    Update: Dung Beetle Project

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  • 05 Feb 2022

    Community Based Mangrove Restoration in Anawilundawa Stilted for Success in Partnership with WNPS, DWC and HEMAS

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  • 30 Jan 2022

    When ignorance is bliss: Driving Mannar's Birds Away

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  • 20 Dec 2021

    Crudia zeylanica brought back from extinct to mark National Tree Planting Day

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