The 125th Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) was held at Hilton Colombo recently. This event brought together the conservation community of Sri Lanka which celebrated this historic milestone. The WNPS has been instrumental in a vast amount of conservation work such as helping to make Yala and Wilpattu protected areas.
The WNPS, the 3rd oldest society of its kind in the world hosted Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the award-winning and highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife television presenter as the keynote speaker. WNPS Conservation Ambassador for Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardene also spoke at the event.