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Jul 09, 2021

For the Sri Lankan Elephant : A photography competition focusing the world's lens on the urgent need to protect Sri Lanka's elephants before it is too late

Classified Endangered (EN) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, The Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephant maximus maximus) is an iconic species in urgent need of conservation. 

Jun 25, 2021

Mercantile Investments partners with WNPS to Sponsor outfits for DWC Field Officers

WNPS is proud to announce that they will be sponsoring outfits for DWC field-officers at selected Protected Areas. This sponsorship was made possible by the generous donation of Mercantile Investments who contributed significantly towards the project along with support from MAS Holdings, BAM Holdings and many other well-wishers. The field outfits will be distributed to about 55 officers before the end of July 2021. We are indebted to our DWC field officers who do so much on the ground to protect Sri Lanka’s precious flora and fauna and risk their life and limb to do so.

Jun 23, 2021

D.L. & F. De Saram partners with WNPS & the University of Sabaragamuwa on the Dung Beetle Research Project

WNPS is delighted to announce that D.L. & F. De Saram has come onboard as one of the main sponsors of the Dung Beetle Project. D.L. & F. De Saram is one of Sri Lanka’s oldest law firms, offering a wide range of legal services for individuals, corporate, domestic, and international clients.

Jun 05, 2021

Photography competition: Backyard Wildlife

In celebration of World Environment Day 2021 the WNPS WILD KIDS invites you to "Backyard Wildlife", a photography competition for children between the ages of 6 and 15.

May 30, 2021

WNPS Forges New Ground through Private Land Acquisition for Biodiversity Conservation

PLANT - WNPS’ Preserving Land and Nature Trust, was set up with the aim of acquiring privately owned lands for the purpose of conservation (outright or on a long-term lease) and to collect funds through the Trust, to purchase lands for the purpose of conservation. Sustainable forest-grown Ceylon tea brand Kaley Teas will be partnering with WNPS on this ground-breaking PLANT initiative.

May 29, 2021

SETTING A GOLD STANDARD IN CONSERVATION:

CJS has been a supporter of WNPS for over 3 years since 2019 and more recently partnered with WNPS on our 125th anniversary celebrations in hosting Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the Kenyan wildlife conservationist and television presenter. During her visit to Sri Lanka, Mrs. Douglas-Hamilton visited the CJS Dutch Hospital store and was presented with a unique elephant pendant along with the first work in a limited-edition range of pendants numbering just 125 pieces; created especially by CJS to commemorate WNPS’ 125 th anniversary. All proceeds from the sale of the special pendants were directed towards WNPS for their work on conservation of Sri Lanka’s flora and fauna.