Environmental protection: Let's listen better to our Future Generations
The Youth Wing of the Wildlife & Nature Protection Society (WNPS) made plans to share a statement for Global Climate Action (#StopEcocideSL), which is being held today. A work of art, a 70 x 20 mural pleading for a halt to the rampant Ecocide that is taking place in the country, it was drawn by over 100 young volunteers, on-site, over a week of creative endeavor. Erected last evening on the edge of the Vihara Maha Devi Park, the WNPS hoped to share this message with the community and the world that our natural resources are very precious for the future.
While the mural looked striking, sadly, it emerged that the prior state approvals obtained were inadequate for a display of this nature (which the society was unaware of). As a result, the mural was taken down by the relevant authorities, causing much heartache to the young kids who did some great work to bring the message out. We, as the WNPS, including our Youth Wing, wish to reiterate our commitment towards protecting our most precious fauna and flora and remain steadfast in our Conservation commitment. We have been sharing this message for over a century and will continue to do so. All that our youth seek is a safe and healthy future in a homeland with fresh air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a balanced ecosystem filled with the same rich biodiversity that this island still hosts today. Is this too much to ask for?