The WNPS Youth Wing invested a lot of time and effort into the “Stop Ecocide” mural which was presented as a statement by Sri Lanka’s youth for the Global Climate Action. The 70 x 20 work of art was the result of over a week of creative endeavor, by over 100 volunteers who were mostly the youth of Sri Lanka.
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
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.
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.
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.