as a result of the human-elephant conflict in 2019, according to the Wildlife Department. It was further noted that 100 people had lost their lives due to the same reason.
It has also been revealed that most elephant deaths reported last year were a result of human activities.
Number of Vehicles in 2018
that entered the country’s 8 main National Parks – Yala, Wilpattu, Uda Walawe, Minneriya, Kaudulla, Bundala and Wasgamuwa.
Number of Certified Safari Drivers
registered under the FEO’s Nature Interpretation Programme (NIP) for jeep drivers and wildlife guides conducted at the Minneriya, Kaudulla and Wilpattu National Parks in collaboration with the SLTDA and SLAITO along with the active contribution of the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC).