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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.

I know this was years ago, but to me, the introductory lesson on Kingdom Animalia under O/L biology made a lasting impression with its detailed introduction on annelids and arthropods. Considering the part it plays in the world’s composition – up to two-thirds of the animal population – needless to say, this discussion is long overdue.

The public lecture series of the Wildlife & Nature Protection Society (WNPS) on 15 August at the BMICH at 5 p.m. will focus on ‘Insects – The hidden treasures of Sri Lanka’.

Saturday, 10 August 2019 08:14

INSECTS - THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF SRI LANKA

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos. - E.O. Wilson

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 06:40

Insects - The Hidden Treasures of Sri Lanka

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed 10,000 years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” - E.O. Wilson

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 06:29

WNPS lecture on insects

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos. - E. O. Wilson

A journey of 125 years dedicated to protect our environs
By Jithendri Gomes

The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society is a household name in all spheres in Sri Lanka. Recently, they celebrated their 125th year with a fantastic lecture, covering all elements of land, water, and sky with experts in each area in a panel discussion.

By Jithendri Gomes
On 18 July 2019, the Jasmine Hall of BMICH was full beyond its capacity. Many individuals gathered to learn about the secret lives of the giants in our seas from Dr. Asha de Vos. She kept the entire audience hooked onto every valuable piece of information she shared about these fascinating species. But it was easy to pick the message that she wanted to deliver - leave the whales alone.