Dilmah Conservation

111, Negombo Road, Paliyagoda 11830, Sri Lanka.

Region Active

Asia

NGO

2007

Activity

Marine conservation, Marine conservation awareness and education, Dugongs, Protection of marine life, Marine protected areas

Description

Dilmah Conservation was established with the stated purpose ' to extend the Dilmah philosophy of making business a matter of human service, to include the protection of and sustainable interaction with the environment'. To this end, they are involved in many areas of conservation, including a marine programme which focuses on conserving marine habitats (including 'carrying out species diversity assessments, information sharing and working with relevant local and national institutions to ensure conservation of these habitats') and conserving the endangered Dugong via an information dissemination campaign targeting school children and fisher communities in the North of the country, as well as carrying out surveys and information gathering.