• When human-wildlife conflicts involve an iconic species

    Sri Lankan Leopard Day

    This year on 1 August, today, Sri Lanka will celebrate its first national day of the Sri Lankan leopard, a unique subspecies of leopard that we are blessed to have roam our beautiful island

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  • When human-wildlife conflicts involve an iconic species

    Maduru Oya

    Looted under the cover of COVID?

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  • When human-wildlife conflicts involve an iconic species

    Press Release

    Archaeological Survey at Akasa Chaitya

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  • When human-wildlife conflicts involve an iconic species

    For the Sri Lankan Elephant

    Focusing the world's lens on the urgent need to protect Sri Lanka's elephants

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  • When human-wildlife conflicts involve an iconic species

    Dr Desley Whisson

    When human-wildlife conflicts involve an iconic species

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  • Mercantile Investments

    Mercantile Investments Partnership

    Mercantile Investments partners with WNPS to Sponsor outfits for DWC Field Officers

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  • ecocide

    D.L. & F. De Saram Partnership

    Steps up to sponsor the Dung Beetle Research Project

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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

  • 01 Aug 2021

    Day of the leopard

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  • 01 Aug 2021

    Celebrating the Sri Lankan leopard

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  • 01 Aug 2021

    Back to where the Big Cat roams

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  • 31 Jul 2021

    Apex Predator in Danger

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  • 18 Jul 2021

    Is Maduru Oya being looted under the cover of COVID?

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  • 15 Jul 2021

    Press Release: Archaeological survey at Akasa Chaitya

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  • 09 Jul 2021

    For the Sri Lankan Elephant : A photography competition focusing the world's lens on the urgent need to protect Sri Lanka's elephants before it is too late

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  • 25 Jun 2021

    Mercantile Investments partners with WNPS to Sponsor outfits for DWC Field Officers

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  • 23 Jun 2021

    D.L. & F. De Saram partners with WNPS & the University of Sabaragamuwa on the Dung Beetle Research Project

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  • 05 Jun 2021

    Photography competition: Backyard Wildlife

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  • 30 May 2021

    WNPS Forges New Ground through Private Land Acquisition for Biodiversity Conservation

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  • 29 May 2021

    SETTING A GOLD STANDARD IN CONSERVATION:

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  • 22 May 2021

    Nations Trust Bank Extends Partnership with WNPS for the 5th Consecutive Year

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  • 22 May 2021

    Aiding biodiversity conservation through weather condition monitoring

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