Monthly Lectures

The monthly lecture series of the WNPS is now a monthly gathering looked forward to by both the membership and the general public. The depth of knowledge shared in the 60 minute lecture by an excellent line up of speakers has not only enriched the audience but has enabled the society to initiate measures in various conservation fronts.

Upcoming Lectures

One not to be missed - WNPS Public Lecture

“Empowering young people to make the world a better place
by caring for the world they inhabit and living sustainable lifestyles.”

By the Legendary Dr Jane Goodall
On Thursday the 17th of June 2021, 7.00 pm, via Zoom and Facebook Live

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June Lecture

Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka (WNPS) and Nations Trust Bank (NTB) are proud to announce their upcoming Public Lecture on 17 June will be by Dr Jane Goodall.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Dr Jane Goodall – the legendary scientist, conservationist and humanitarian, was named a UN Messenger of Peace in 2002, honoring her for a remarkable career that demonstrated her "dedication to what is best in mankind."

Jane Goodall needs no introduction in the conservation world – through detailed observations of chimpanzee behavior in Gombe National Park in Tanzania in the ‘60s, she revolutionized what it means to be human and challenged conventional theories held at the time, including tool use by chimpanzees and that chimpanzees are omnivores, not herbivores and have complex emotional lives and social constructs.

At heart she has always been a primatologist and it was her love for apes that thrust her career into conservation, in an effort to help protect their habitat and to preserve Earth for all species.

WNPS Monthly Lecture

Dr. Jane Goodall

In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute to ensure that her vision and life’s work continue to mobilize the collective power of individual action to save the natural world we all share. Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program for youth which began in 1991 has inspired millions of young people around the world and focuses on empowering young people to care for the world they inherit. Today the Roots & Shoots program is flourishing in over 100 countries. “Through Roots & Shoots, participants identify and address problems in their communities, while becoming the compassionate citizens that our planet needs.”

Dr. Goodall has received many awards and honorary degrees, authored many books for adults and children and been featured in numerous documentaries and films.  She is currently working virtually from her family home in Bournemouth, UK during the pandemic.

The WNPS invites you all to join us at 7 pm on 17 June 2021 via Zoom, for the June Public Lecture featuring the legendary Dr Jane Goodall. The WNPS Public Lecture series is hosted in collaboration with our longtime sponsors – Nations Trust Bank (NTB). 

Photograph - Stuart Clarke 

Past Lectures

  • Empowering young people to make the world a better place

    Empowering young people to make the world a better place
    by Dr Jane Goodall

    June 2021

  • Conserving Horton Plains: What the Science Tells Us

    Conserving Horton Plains: What the Science Tells Us
    by Dr Rohan Pethiyagoda

    May 2021

  • From Woodies to Plovers: an untold story of our national identity

    Oceans in Peril: Plastic pollution and unsustainable fishing practices
    by Laura Hardman and Sophika Kostyniuk

    March 2021

  • From Woodies to Plovers: an untold story of our national identity

    From Woodies to Plovers: an untold story of our national identity
    by Dr Sampath Seneviratne

    February 2021

  • Leopard-Human Coexistence

    Leopard Human Coexistence
    by Shatrunjay Pratap Singh

    January 2021

  • Ship Strikes on Large Whales

    Ship Strikes On Large Whales
    by Susannah Calderan

    December 2020

  • Leopards of Wilpattu

    Leopards of Wilpattu National Park 
    by Dinal Samarasinghe

    November 2020

  • Tribal Tigers

    Covid 19; An Unexpected Windfall for Sri Lanka’s Wilderness and Wildlife
    by Rukshan Jayawardene

    October 2020

  • Tribal Tigers

    Guardians of Sri Lanka's Wildlife
    by Mr. Ranjan Marasinghe

    September 2020

  • Tribal Tigers

    Conservation Photography: Taking Pictures to Save the Planet
    by Ami Vitale

    August 2020

  • Mangroves and their future

    Do or do not, there is no try:
    Mangroves and their future
    by Dr. Sevvandi Jayakody

    July 2020

  • Biodiversity, Climate Change and Land Degradation

    Biodiversity, Climate Change and Land Degradation
    by Sir Robert Watson

    June 2020

  • Unwinding the secrets of the elusive Indian Pangolin

    Unwinding the secrets of the elusive Indian Pangolin
    By Dr.Priyan Perera

    May 2020
  • Tribal Tigers

    Prioritizing marine conservation: Facts vs fuzz
    by Mr. Nishan Perera

    Feb 2020

  • Tribal Tigers

    Tribal Tigers
    by Dr.Sahil Nijhawan

    January 2020

  • Biodiversity Conservation

    Are we really engaging in Biodiversity Conservation?
    by Dr.Sriyanie Miththapala

    September 2019
  • Climate Change

    Climate Change and Our Responsibility
    by Dr.Erandathie Lokupitiya

    June 2019
  • Tribal Tigers

    Where is Wildlife Conservation in Sri Lanka Today

    May 2019