Entries by jpottsiv

Winning One Battle at a Time: Saving the Weheragala Forest Reserve in Wasgamuwa – a Public Private Partnership Effort

  “…so happy to hear that the Forest Department (including higher level officials from Colombo) stepped up to confront this encroachment, and, not at all surprised that SLWCS played such an effective role in working through this process.” Forest Service, U.S.A. The Weheragala Forest Reserve is a land bridge that connects the Knuckles Mountain Range […]

January volunteers share their experiences

"I volunteered with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, and during the time I was there I felt incredibly at home and supported by the wonder   "I volunteered with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, and during the time I was there I felt incredibly at home and supported by the wonderful local team. […]

Australian Sri Lankan volunteer, Chat shares his experiences volunteering for the SLWCS

  "The SLWCS programs start with a balanced perspective, its ethos in allowing humans and animals to both win is its core admirable character. This is what sets it apart from other experiences. It finds practical solutions to sometimes very complex problems." Chathuranga (Chat) Bandaranayake, Australia Chathuranga (Chat) Bandaranayake Australia December 2019 I am a […]

Project Orange Elephant: Creating Sustainable Livelihoods, Coexistence with Elephants and addressing Climate Change

  "Breakfast without orange juice is like a day without sunshine." Anita Bryant Project Orange Elephant is ensuring a sustainable future for these children On the morning of Thursday, September 26, 2019 large groups of villagers headed to the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society Field House in Pussellayaya. As the villagers came up the drive […]