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Sunday, 01 September 2019 17:57

Are we really engaging in biodiversity conservation?

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.

Dr. Miththapala’s opinion is that Sri Lanka’s nature conservation efforts are hampered by the lack of a clear understanding of the meaning of the term “biodiversity conservation”. This lack of understanding then impedes effective implementation of conservation actions. The lecture will go back to basics to clarify the definition of conservation. She will then assess the gaps in current conservation measures and finally ask what each of us can do to address these gaps meaningfully.

Who better to discuss this than Dr. Sriyanie Miththapala, who has more than 25 years of experience in the science of biodiversity conservation and who has, for the last two decades, engaged in presenting biology and conservation biology topics to lay persons?

She believes strongly that conservation will only be effective if the public is made aware of issues threatening Sri Lanka’s natural wealth and engages in activities to address these problems.

The lecture is open to all members and non-members, and admission is free.

Dr. Sriyanie Miththapala