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.
WNPS thanks the DWC for their brave work in protecting Sri Lanka’s nature and wildlife
WNPS thanks the DWC for their brave work in protecting Sri Lanka’s nature and wildlife The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) protects Sri Lanka’s wildlife across 62 Sanctuaries, 26 National Parks, 9 Nature Reserves and 3 Strict Nature Reserves. The DWC field officers and rangers often conduct a thankless job, putting their lives at risk tackling illegal activities such as poaching raids in order to protect Sri Lanka’s precious biodiversity. WNPS is deeply grateful for the challenging work put in by these brave field officers and hope these specially designed uniforms for the Udawalwe Field Rangers will provide them the required protection in the field, as well as a sense of pride and dignity in their daily work.
Udawalawe National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s premier national parks famous for its wild elephants
Udawalawe National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s premier national parks famous for its wild elephants Udawalawe National Park bordering the Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, was created in the early 1970s to provide sanctuary for the wildlife displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir as well as to protect its catchment area. It is the sixth largest wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka and famous for its elephants. Udawalawe N.P. is one of the few wildlife parks in the world, where you can be guaranteed to see elephants at any time of the day and for this reason, it is a magnet for tourists and local visitors alike.
Wildlife and Nature Protection was instrumental in the formation of the Department of Wildlife Conservation over 70 years ago and the WNPS continues to support the DWC in their mandated tasks for the common goal of protecting Sri Lanka’s rich biodiversity. WNPS wishes to thank the following organizations for their generous contribution towards this initiative: Mercantile Investments and Finance PLC, Bam Holdings Group, MAS Holdings, and Dynawash.