Our Vision

To spearhead the protection of Sri Lanka’s environment as an active member of the conservation community.

Our Mission

The four pillars
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To effectively share knowledge and expertise to support environmental protection and sustainability.

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To connect different interest groups to consistently organize, mobilize, educate and campaign against environmental destruction.

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To promote awareness and projects that are vital for the sustainability of the country’s environment.

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To Influence environmental policy through the conducting of research and knowledge enhancement.

Projects

Project ‘Horton Plains’
Project ‘Horton Plains’

IAPS Targeted:  Ulex europaeus Horton Plains National Park (HPNP) is part of the country’s most important catchment area, being the origin to...

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Project ‘Wasgamuwa’
Project ‘Wasgamuwa’

IAPS Targeted:  Eichornia crassipes and Salvinia molesta The Wasgamuwa National Park (WNP) is an important conservation area in Sri Lanka...

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Project ‘Lunugamwehera’
Project ‘Lunugamwehera’

IAPS targeted:  Lantana camara and Eupatorium odoratum PROJECT SUMMARY: The Lunugamvehera National Park is inhabited by a wide variety of...

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Project ‘Greening Colombo’
Project ‘Greening Colombo’

VISION To make the City of Colombo the greenest city in South Asia and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community while increasing...

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Project ‘Agada’
Project ‘Agada’

IAPS Targeted:  Xanthium indicum The Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks are key sites for the Elephant Gathering – a seasonal migration...

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Did you know

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Number of Elephants killed

as a result of the human-elephant conflict in 2022, according to sources. It was further noted that 145 people had lost their lives due to the same reason.

With most elephant deaths reported last year being a result of human activities, HEC has continued to deteriorate over the years, making the year 2022 the worst one yet.

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the number of National Parks

that FEO’s Habitat Restoration programme has directly impacted. Our integrated landscape approach to conservation management, in the removal of Invasive Alien Plant Species (IAPS) in Lunugamwehera, Minneriya, Kaudulla, Horton Plains and Wasgamuwa National Parks, involves and employs the local community as well as focuses on educating and enabling the next generation.

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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, Wilpattu and Wasgamuwa National Parks in collaboration with the SLTDA and SLAITO, along with the active contribution of the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC).

IAPS REMOVAL PROGRESS

National Parks  – 2023

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Minneriya
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Kaudulla
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Lunugamwehera
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Horton Plains
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Wasgamuwa