An awareness workshop was held on September 11, 2020 at the Rock Fort Hotel in Galle on landscape management plans established on “Sinharaja Landscape”. The plan targets the Sinharaja World Heritage site and other 22 natural forests in the peripheral areas that approximately cover 228,000 hectares spreading across Galle, Matara and Kalutara districts. There
An awareness programed on implementing Community Action Plans (CAPs) of 6 peripheral villages around Udawalawa National Park was conducted for government officials on 8 August 2019 at 10:00 am at the Udawalawa National Park Auditorium. The focus was to minimize the potential problems that could arise in implementing these CAPs, build strong network among relevant
A workshop was conducted in the Knuckles Forest Reserve with participation development partners – UNDP, ESCAMP and representatives from NGOs, CSOs, who are actively engaged in community development programs in villages in the periphery of Knuckles Conservation Forest. The workshop was held on 7 June 2019 at the Knuckles Information Center, Pitavalapathana, Illukkumbura.
An agreement was signed on 2nd July 2019 with M/s. Kanola Construction and Engineering Company to improve the facilities of Inamaluwa forest field Training Center. This will provide practical training facilities that are needed for the field staff of the forest Department. In addition, this will be used to provide filed training for all other relevant people
The Department of Wildlife Conservation has conducted a special meeting on 26th June 2019 to discuss related issues and matters on proposed Lunugamwehera Elephant Holdings Ground. Professionals, researchers in the sector and Civil Society Groups actively participated in these discussions. The discussions were mainly focused on: – Required baseline surveys on fauna, flora and Human-Elephant