Our experience over the past 12 years indicates that agriculture, fisheries and tourism related activities have a great impact on our natural resources. Over 70% of our people depend on agricultural activities for their livelihoods. The SLWCS devotes most of its effort to introducing better land use and agricultural practices so that agricultural development can be sustained over the long-term.
- Saving Elephants by Helping People
- Model Dairy Farm
- Habitat Enrichment Project
- Marine Turtles for the Future Initiative
- Initiative to identify sea turtle nesting sites along the East coast of the island and mobilize community action to control poaching of eggs and also protect nests from attack by wild animals.
- Expansion to Wetland Conservation Project (WCP)
- Bandaragama Wetlands
- Western Province
- Initial studies were completed and the project is planned to be expanded through conservation easements.
- Kalpitiya-Karaitive-Puttalam Coastal Wetland Complex
- West Coast
- Based on the initial studies the first focussed dugong status survey is planned.
- Peak Wilderness Study
- Central and Uva Provinces
- A research project to study the ecology of the Peak Wilderness area - effectively the only area in the wet zone with a significant herd of elephants - is being developed.