Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society Marine Project

SLWCS Marine Project

6/5 Kanatte Road, Udahamulla, Nugegoda 10250, Sri Lanka

Region Active:

Asia

NGO

Activity

Marine conservation, Marine conservation awareness and education, Protection of marine life, Dolphins, Sharks, Turtles, Dugongs, Marine pollution, Beach Cleanups. Mangroves

Description

Based in Kalpitiya in Northwest Sri Lanka, SLWCS's Marine Project addresses the conservation issues affecting Sri Lanka’s marine wildlife and is also providing opportunities for ecotourism and alternative livelihoods to promote sustainable development in the area. Their aim is to collect information about the current state of the area, including sea turtle, shark, dugong and pink dolphin conservation via nesting surveys, monitoring programmes, in-situ hatching projects, as well as educational workshops, beach clean-ups, mangrove planting, and waste management schemes. They also have an office in Nutley, New Jersey in the USA.