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11-SEPT-2011 Breaking News - 2011 Charity of the Year

Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society is selected as the 2011 Charity of the Year by United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka, The Honorable Patricia Butenis and receives a cash award of LKR200,000 from the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka.

16-NOV-2010 Breaking News - the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society wins an award from the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka
from left to right: Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Ravi Corea, Prasanga Siriwardena, Lanka Wijesinghe, Shamalie Dahanayake and Prof Dileeka Dias

The eleAlert system was awarded this year’s award for "Science and Technology Contribution to Improve Sustainable Social Development" by the Sri Lanka National Science Foundation. The eleAlert (elephant intrusion early warning alert) system is a concept that was developed by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society and the technology was developed jointly in collaboration with the University of Moratuwa and Dialog Telekom PLC. The SLWCS received funding support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Asian Elephant Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop the eleAlert System. Click here

22-Mar-2010 Born to be wild? Then this is your rite of passage.
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Explore the outdoors and make it a fun but consequential learning experience: a four day immersion course and explorative adventure in the Himbiliyakade Forest Reserve, Wasgamuwa National Park and Knuckles Mountain Range. Observe a myriad of wildlife including those inhabiting the undergrowth, learn about agro-ecology, GIS/mapping and orienting and work with communities to resolve human-elephant conflicts for sustainable elephant conservation. Learn natural history under the guidance of trained and experienced educators. The OEE Program is approved by the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka. Click here

01-Jan-2010 Kick start the new year with a donation!
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We are currently doing a fundraising drive for our feature documentary about Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka through Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a funding platform for artists, filmmakers and the like, where you can support projects through donations (big and small). Learn more, support the cause, or spread the word!

26-Oct-09 Launch of new website
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We are excited to launch our new website! Please be patient as some links are still under construction.

11-Aug-09 Google.org Geo Challenge Grant awarded
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We were selected along with 13 other organizations that aim to integrate Google's mapping tools to address important problems through creative and scalable geospatial applications. We will be developing a dynamic Geo Portal with climate change data to provide a “one stop shop” Internet database for Asian elephant conservation and to identify individual elephants through an automated identification program. Read More...

UNDP Equator Initiative 2008 Prize Winner
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From our engagement with SLWCS 2008 has been an exceptional year for your organization. SLWCS qualified this year as a winner of the Equator Prize 2008 a prize awarded biennially to recognize outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The prize was awarded at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain. At a high-level Award Ceremony of dignitaries, Ravi Corea, President of SLWCS, joined community representatives from two other regions to deliver a Community Declaration which made a lasting impression on those in attendance, and indeed made an impact that resonated through the entire conference regarding the importance of local and indigenous community contributions to biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, and sustainable development objectives.

We remain impressed by the work of SLWCS and see the organization as a centre of excellence in Sri Lanka as well as throughout the Region of Asia and the Pacific. It is our sincere hope that we can work together with SLWCS in the future to share best practices and to support other organizations to replicate the successes SLWCS has had in conserving biodiversity and combating poverty through the important work of resolving elephant-human conflict.

To Ravi, the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS), the communities your organization serve, congratulations on a successful year and all the best for continued success in your projects and pursuits.

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