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  • In youth and wilderness rests the preservation of the world

​Celebrating its 125th year, the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka (WNPS) has been a pioneer of conservation activities in the country. With the establishment of the Youth Wing in 2018, the WNPS aimed for a ‘bottom up’ strategy, hoping to encourage and facilitate conservation among the youth of the nation.

The Gala Dinner originally scheduled for May and postponed due to Easter Sunday bombings will now be held on the 12th of November at Hilton Colombo.The 125th Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) will bring together the conservation community of Sri Lanka as they celebrate this historic milestone.The WNPS has been instrumental in a vast amount of conservation work such as helping to make Yala and Wilpattu protected areas.

A collection of stories of the long-distance migration of birds from our neighbourhood

The WNPS Monthly Lecture for October, ‘The Greatest Dance on the Planet: A collection of stories of the long-distance migration of birds from our neighbourhood’ by Dr. Sampath Seneviratne, will be held on 17 October at 6 p.m. at Jasmine Hall, BMICH, Colombo-7.

Sunday, 06 October 2019 16:32

WNPS monthly lecture for October

The Greatest Dance on the Planet - A collection of stories of the long-distance migration of birds from our neighbourhood by Dr Sampath Seneviratne will be held at Jasmine Hall, BMICH, Colombo 7 on October 17 at 6 pm.

Dr Sampath Seneviratne will deliver the WNPS lecture for October on ‘The Greatest Dance on the Planet: a collection of stories of the long-distance migration of birds from our neighbourhood’ on October 17 at 6 p.m. at the Jasmine Hall, BMICH, Colombo 7.

Monday, 16 September 2019 08:43

From giant crocs to sea serpents

A WNPS additional monthly lecture titled “From giant crocs to sea serpents: Understanding ecology for better conservation of reptiles” by Dr. Ruchira Somaweera will be held on 23 September, from 6 p.m. at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Sri Lanka Padanama Mw, 100 Independence Square, Colombo 7.

The Wildlife & Nature Protection Society (WNPS) has organized an additional monthly lecture for September titled ‘From giant crocs to sea serpents: understanding ecology for better conservation of reptiles’ by Dr. Ruchira Somaweera.

Are we really engaging in Biodiversity Conservation? This is the focus of the lecture by Dr. Sriyanie Miththapala on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m at the Jasmine Hall, BMICH. The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society monthly lecture is open to all members and non-members, admission free.

The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) Public Lecture titled “Are we really engaging in Biodiversity Conservation?” will be delivered by Dr. Sriyanie Miththapala at 6 p.m. on 12 September 2019 at the Jasmine Hall, BMICH.

Sunday, 01 September 2019 17:46

Preserving Sri Lanka’s natural wealth

Are we really engaging in Biodiversity Conservation? by Dr. Sriyanie Miththapala on September 12 at 6 pm at the Jasmine Hall BMICH.

Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) public lecture on 12 September at 6.00 p.m. at the Jasmine Hall, BMICH will deal with the issue of whether people are engaging in biodiversity conservation.

The Environmental Foundation (Guarantee) Ltd. (EFL) and the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) have been working in alliance to demarcate the boundaries of the Pallekhandal Church situated within the Wilpattu National Park (WNP), and to regulate activities of the Church which poses a threat to the conservation of the park’s remarkable biodiversity.

Being one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, Sri Lanka possesses a large proportion of endemic species and dense forests. One of the country’s most significant wildlife habitats is the Attidiya-Bellanwila region, which is home to unique plant and animal species. Yet, this region is at the threat of degradation and extinction due to increased urbanization, poaching and deforestation.

The public lecture series of the Wildlife & Nature Protection Society will be held on the topic ‘Insects - the Hidden Treasures of Sri Lanka’ by Emeritus Professor Jayanthi Edirisinghe and Professor Nirmalie Pallewatta on August 15 at 6.00 pm at the BMICH.

Being one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, Sri Lanka possesses a large proportion of endemic species and dense forests. One of the country’s most significant wildlife habitats is the Attidiya-Bellanwila region, which is home to unique plant and animal species. Yet, this region is under the threat of degradation and extinction of its species due to increased urbanisation, poaching, and deforestation.