To protect our Wildlife we must conserve our Wilderness and for our Wilderness to be meaningful our Wildlife must be able to roam free within it.
Mandate: To preserve, protect and create wilderness areas specifically on the island of Sri Lanka and to protect and conserve its wildlife populations. To be a Trust involved in international wilderness and wildlife conservation and to actively promote the establishment and protection of wilderness areas worldwide.
The Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust fully believes in the ecosystemic approach to conservation.
- Direct conservation of wildlife and wilderness areas inclusive of/via
- Endangered species research - The Leopard Project
- Ecosystem preservation via caretaker ship of lands
- Ecosystem indices - researching and documenting habitat types and ecosystems
- Lobbying for protected area expansion and creation of new protected areas
- Rehabilitation and reintroduction of specific species if and when necessary after careful research and investigation.
- Investigation and promotion of forest links and corridors between protected areas and forest reserves.
- Expansion of wilderness areas via reforestation of degraded lands and estate lands.
- Investigation of the illegal trade in wildlife products
- Awareness campaigns for conservation of wilderness and wildlife and working with local communities to ensure an equitable balance between the needs of people and the needs of wilderness and wildlife.
- Training personnel in the research and conservation of wilderness and wildlife
- Field research methodology training for students, wildlife/forest rangers
- Establishment of a research stations which will protect the wilderness areas in its vicinity and provide a base station for field research.