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Dec 20, 2021

Crudia zeylanica brought back from extinct to mark National Tree Planting Day

In celebration of the National Tree Planting Day, Monday 15th November, a tree planting event was conducted on Sunday 14 th November at the Bellanwila-Attidiya Sanctuary, the site of WNPS’s ‘Green Isle Project’. The initial idea and commitment came from Seyara and her friends from Visakha Vidyalaya to plant 100 trees of recommended species. A highlight of the event was the planting of 5 saplings of the endemic Crudia Zeylanica, which was believed to be extinct in the wild.

Dec 17, 2021

WNPS Provides Life and disability cover to protect 2650 staff members of the Department of Wildlife Conservation

In 2020, Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) initiated Sri Lanka’s first-ever Life Insurance Policy for the employees of the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC). The program which continues in its second year has so far provided Life, Permanent, and Partially Disability Cover to 2,670 DWC employees.

Nov 25, 2021

Martin - The Legend of Sinharaja – bids adios his final Good Bye

Lanka Ratne Martin Wijesinghe, the legend of Sinharaja passed away last night after a brief illness. He was born on a Christmas eve - 24 th December, 1939.

Nov 05, 2021

WNPS Anawilundawa wetland regeneration project achieves key milestones with the generous support of Hemas PLC

Sri Lanka’s current mangrove cover, estimated to be 15-000 19,000 Hectares, is a mere ~ 0.3% of the total landmass and is critically low, putting the island at risk form the impact of climate change and natural disasters such as storm surges and Tsunamis. Mangroves are an integral part of our forests and constitute about 2% of Sri Lanka’s total forest cover - they are very much a part of the fast dwindling 17% of our primary forests.

Nov 01, 2021

Newly designed field uniforms for DWC rangers in Uda Walawe courtesy of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS)

Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) is honored to be able to gift the field officers of Udawalawe covering the beat offices of Kalthota, Maw Ara, Galkatukanda and Weheramankada, with special uniforms designed by the WNPS and supported by Mercantile Investments and Finance PLC, Bam Holdings Group, MAS Holdings, Dynawash and a host of Members and Non-members who contributed generously. The Society appreciates the continued support of its membership towards different project and can’t be happier that non-members are also contributing positively to the conservation efforts of the Society. A distinctive feature of these newly designed uniforms was use of Natural dye extracted from tea leaves by Dynawash, to dye the trousers.

Sep 20, 2021

GHOST FISHING NET REMOVAL PROJECT AT SENANAYAKE SAMUDRAYA, GALOYA

WNPS in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) Gal Oya team, are currently undertaking a project to cleanup Senanayake Samudraya of discarded fishing nets and other debris leftover by fishermen, which are posing a serious threat to local wildlife.