Canopy Bridge over the Sigiriya-Inamaluwa main road to support one aspect of protecting the 'Purple-faced leaf monkey
The project aimed to protect the 'Purple-Faced Leaf Monkey (Semnopithecus vetulus) from becoming roadkill. It was finalized with the help of the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) in Sigiriya. The structure was established very close to the range office after considering their recommendations to find the most suitable location to set it up. Our Matale District Representative, Mr. Thusitha Weerasinghe organized this Program.
Community Awareness Program to protect the 'Ivory ornamental tarantula
The project was conducted in Gannoruwa-Kandy to protect the 'Ivory Ornamental Tarantula (Poecilotheria subfusca) from people. Not knowing this harmless creature is not a danger to them, people react to its scary appearance and tended to harm and even kill them. Mr. Pradeep Samarawickrama, an environmentalist from the area explained about these spider species to the villagers through a presentation with a lot of information. Our Kandy District Representative, Ms. Chathurika Senanayake organized this event.