• Leopard Human Coexistence

    Leopard Human Coexistence

    The January monthly lecture will be provide insights on human leopard coexistence from Jawai in India

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  • Insurance for DWC Staff

    New cages for animal rescues

    Light-weight Aluminium cages were donated by the WNPS to the DWC to be used for wildlife rescue operations.

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  • Insurance for DWC Staff

    Insurance for DWC Staff

    Life Insurance for employees of the Department of Wildlife Conservation, facilitated by the Wildlife & Nature Protection Society (WNPS).

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  • Wild Kids

    Wild Kids

    Fostering a love of nature in the youngest members of our society

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  • Propelling the Cause of Conservation

    Propelling the Cause of Conservation

    Ordinary Sri Lankans who have achieved extra ordinary feats in their life join hands with the WNPS to carry the message of Conservation.

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  • Forest Patches

    Objection to the Proposed Cabinet Note to Cancel Circular 05/2001

    Letter to the Secretary of the Ministry

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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

  • 17 Jan 2021

    WNPS lecture: Co-existing with leopards

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  • 17 Jan 2021

    An underwater treasure trove

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  • 25 Dec 2020

    New hope for Leopard rescue operations in Sri Lanka

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  • 21 Dec 2020

    Life Insurance for employees of the DWC

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  • 04 Dec 2020

    A Leopard Rescued

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  • 03 Dec 2020

    When we destroy nature, we are destroying ourselves

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  • 27 Nov 2020

    This is a national crime!

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  • 26 Nov 2020

    Towards a more comprehensive form of protection: The leopards of Wilpattu National Park

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  • 22 Nov 2020

    In conversation with the WNPS Conservation Ambassadors

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  • 18 Nov 2020

    Plastic waste is now a HUGE problem in Sri Lanka

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  • 08 Nov 2020

    The Leopards of Wilpattu National Park

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  • 07 Nov 2020

    Education for Conservation

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  • 07 Nov 2020

    Pressing the reset button on wildlife tourism

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  • 05 Nov 2020

    Coming together to save 120 stranded Pilot whales

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  • 06 Sep 2020

    Protect Wedithalathive (Vidattaltivu) – For the communities that depend on it for their livelihoods, the species that call it their home, for Sri Lanka and for the world

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  • 06 Jul 2020

    Objection to the Proposed Cabinet Note to Cancel Circular 05/2001

    Protecting these forest patches are key ensuring that Circular 05/2001 is maintained as is very important for the future of our environment.

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  • 28 Jun 2020

    Unique Vidattaltivu Under Threat

    Serious concerns are being expressed by environmentalists over moves to revive a proposed large-scale aquaculture project, after de-gazetting..

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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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  • 28 May 2020

    Beach nourishment: Was an Environmental Impact Assessment done or not?

    Beach nourishment north of the Mount Lavinia Hotel is difficult to understand as there has been no observed erosion in this section

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