We express our deep regret over loss of life of another villager by a wild elephant attack in the Deegalaara area in Rathambalagama, Dahaiyagala on 04.03.2021.
WNPS is saddened by the news of the death of a farmer in Degalaara. He is yet another victim of Sri Lanka's ongoing Human-Elephant conflict. Sri Lanka has the highest human-elephant conflict in the world and sadly rather than enforce practical solutions to the problem, we are only making matters worse by engaging in more and more deforestation. Something we witnessed first hand during recent visits to the area.
Three Key Conservation Organizations of the Country, Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS), Center for Environmental Justice (CEJ) and the Federation of Environmental Organizations (FEO) got together to create one voice for the destruction against the environment and invited other like-minded organizations to join hands. The new coalition formed is called “Environmental Organizations Against Environmental Destruction” or EOAED for short. The country is facing unprecedented destruction of the environment never experienced before and as such forming a coalition of this nature to collectively mitigate the destruction is an important responsibility of all the organizations involved.
The workshop will engage in the power of art and storytelling to ignite conversation, the elements that make something spread on the internet, and what it takes to bring large-scale collaborations together.
The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society and the High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Maldives are pleased to announce their collaboration on upcoming environmental webinars. These joint virtual discussions will feature Canadian, Sri Lankan and Maldivian environmental experts and activists and will facilitate exchanges of best practices between the Sri Lankan, Canadian and Maldivian environmental conservation communities.
Wetlands play an important role in our natural environment. They reduce the impacts of floods, absorb
pollutants and improve water quality. They provide habitat for animals and plants and many contain a
wide diversity of life, supporting plants and animals that are found nowhere else.