The 16th International Elephant Conservation & Research Symposium organized by the International Elephant Foundation was held from October 21 to the 25th 2019 in South Africa.
The Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society presented two papers on its ground breaking human elephant conflict mitigation and elephant research work. The titles of the presentations were:
Project Orange Elephant: An Economic Solution to Mitigate Human-Elephant Conflicts: A case study from Wasgamuwa, Sri Lanka
An Assessment of Using Remote Camera Traps for Asian Elephant Research
The Society was invited to present a 3rd presentation on its internationally renowned voluntourism program. The presentation was titled: Initiating a Voluntourism Program as a Sustainable Economic Initiative to help Mitigate Human Elephant Conflicts
The SLWCS gave three presentations garnering the Society international recognition for its innovative and pioneering efforts integrating social enterprise, responsible travel, field research, conservation and sustainable development concepts to create a highly successful model for sustainable community based conservation in Sri Lanka.