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.
Wilderness and Wildlife Conservation Trust works towards conservation of Sri
Lanka’s wild spaces via conservation of
the islands apex predator, the leopard. Our research and conservation efforts are
island wide. Our sites are within varied habitat types currently including arid
forests (Yala NP), monsoon dry zone forests (Wanni jungles, Ritigala, Wilpattu
NP, Gal Oya) mid montane forests (Dunumadulawa, Kandy), montane forests
(Agrapbopats, Peak Wilderness) and cloud forest (Horton Plains NP). Our main reasons for working in such wide
habitat ranges is to better understand the land-use patterns of our leopard
subspecies; their habitat preferences and adaptability in different habitat
types; and to study their diet and prey preference in different areas of the
country. It is only by gaining this
knowledge that targeted conservation action plans can be achieved.