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Mar 15, 2021

WHAT SRI LANKA NEEDS IS A STRATEGY TO CONSERVE OUR MAJESTIC SRI LANKAN ELEPHANTS, NOT PLANS TO TAME MORE ELEPHANTS AND HOLD THEM CAPTIVE.

The Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is an Endangered wildlife species. Even though Elephants have been used in captivity from ancient times, it is no longer ethical nor is it necessary to keep these majestic animals enslaved to fulfil the needs of man. Elephants were once used in the timber and logging industry, even during the time of the British Raj in the construction of the railway system, however we now have machines which can do the job, in a much more efficient manner and so Elephants are no longer used in these industries.

Mar 10, 2021

WILL SRI LANKA STAND SILENTLY BY UNTIL ALL OUR ELEPHANTS ARE GONE, BEFORE OUR GOVERNMENT REALIZES THEIR TRUE WORTH TO THIS COUNTRY AS A NATIONAL ASSET?

Most of Sri Lanka, the wildlife lovers, conservationists, activists and indeed the wildlife photographers who love capturing images of Sri Lanka's stunning tuskers, are reeling from the heart-breaking news of the killing of Revatha - one of the iconic  tuskers of Kala Weva.

Mar 06, 2021

Press Release - March 6, 2021

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.

Mar 05, 2021

Unprecedented levels of deforestation exacerbates human-elephant conflict, leads to loss of life

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.

Feb 25, 2021

Conservation Organizations Against Environmental Destruction

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. 

Feb 24, 2021

Igniting Conservation Through Art

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.