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    Monthly Lecture

    Conserving Horton Plains: What the Science Tells Us

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    Yala Bungalow

    Renovated and reopened

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    Elephant Deaths

    Extinction may not be that far away!

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    Hemas

    Assisting with the restoration of Mangrove ecosystems

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    Ecocide

    We don't inherit the earth form our ancestors. we borrow it from our children

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    Environmental Protection

    Let's listen better to our Future Generations

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  • Captive Elephants

    Captive Elephants

    It is no longer ethical nor is it necessary to keep these majestic animals enslaved to fulfil the needs of man

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  • HEC

    Revatha

    How many more will it take before we realise their value?

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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 Apr 2021

    The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society signed an MOU with the Herpetological Foundation of Sri Lanka (HFS)

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  • 03 Apr 2021

    WNPS Yala Bungalow: Renovated and reopened

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  • 31 Mar 2021

    Hemas to assist with Mangrove restoration

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  • 31 Mar 2021

    AN ELEPHANT DEAD ON EVERY DAY; EXTINCTION MAY NOT BE THAT FAR AWAY!

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  • 23 Mar 2021

    WE DO NOT INHERIT THE EARTH FROM OUR ANCESTORS. WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN

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  • 19 Mar 2021

    Environmental protection: Let's listen better to our Future Generations

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  • 15 Mar 2021

    WHAT SRI LANKA NEEDS IS A STRATEGY TO CONSERVE OUR MAJESTIC SRI LANKAN ELEPHANTS, NOT PLANS TO TAME MORE ELEPHANTS AND HOLD THEM CAPTIVE.

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  • 10 Mar 2021

    WILL SRI LANKA STAND SILENTLY BY UNTIL ALL OUR ELEPHANTS ARE GONE, BEFORE OUR GOVERNMENT REALIZES THEIR TRUE WORTH TO THIS COUNTRY AS A NATIONAL ASSET?

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  • 06 Mar 2021

    Press Release - March 6, 2021

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  • 05 Mar 2021

    Unprecedented levels of deforestation exacerbates human-elephant conflict, leads to loss of life

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  • 25 Feb 2021

    Conservation Organizations Against Environmental Destruction

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  • 24 Feb 2021

    Igniting Conservation Through Art

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  • 18 Feb 2021

    Collaboration between the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society and Canadian partners on environmental webinars

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  • 01 Feb 2021

    2nd February: World Wetland Day

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  • 17 Jan 2021

    An underwater treasure trove

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  • 07 Nov 2020

    Education for Conservation

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  • 05 Nov 2020

    Coming together to save 120 stranded Pilot whales

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