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Mar 09, 2020

Chaos of Wilpattu Wrangle and the Responsibility of the Citizenry

In the past few weeks, it was quite alarming to see the level of surprise exhibited by the citizens of Sri Lanka in respect of an exchange that took place between a public officer and a politician, whilst...

Mar 09, 2020

'Stop roads through NPs to mitigate climate change'

Sri Lanka is caught in the stranglehold of a dry spell, with major water scarcities, power shortages and crop failures. As men, women and children are warned against heat-strokes and told to drink lots...

Mar 09, 2020

WNPS monthly lecture: Discussion on Indian pangolin with special reference to Sri Lanka

Dr Priyan Perera will deliver the monthly Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) lecture on March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Jasmine Hall, BMICH. He will speak on ‘Unwinding the secrets of elusive...

Mar 02, 2020

Prioritising marine conservation

There is a great need to engage in public advocacy and change public perception towards marine conservation issues We are impacting wildlife in ways that we can’t even understand We have altered...

Mar 02, 2020

We cannot conserve animals in isolation: Nishan Perera

By Jithendri GomesThe Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) lecture for the month of February featuring Nishan Perera, a marine biologist with a focus on coral ecology and fisheries and marine...

Mar 02, 2020

Fish, the ignored wildlife on our plates

On World Wildlife Day next Tuesday, charismatic wildlife such as endangered elephants, leopards and the vulnerable sloth bear will take the stage – but one species is routinely ignored, to our peril. There...