125th AGM of Wildlife and Nature Protection Society on Sunday

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The 125th Annual General Meeting of the WNPS will be held on Sunday 26 May, at the Lecture Hall 08 of the Sri Lanka Foundation, 100, Padanama Mawatha, Independence Square, Colombo 7, commencing at 5 p.m. 

The WNPS has, for 125 years, been an active proponent of wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka. The 3rd oldest non-governmental wildlife conservation organisation in the world, it was responsible for the setting up and administration of the first National Parks, Wilpattu and Yala. It was also instrumental in the setting up of the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) and in the formulation of the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance (FFPO), the primary conservation legislation in the country. Throughout these 125 years, it has been the WNPS that has been in the forefront of the conservation movement in Sri Lanka, and continues to be so today.

All Ordinary Members and Life Members are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM. Junior and Honorary Members may attend but are not entitled to vote.  Admission to the meeting will be on production of a valid membership card.  WNPS invites all members to attend and help it define the future of the Society with active contribution, both at this meeting, and beyond.  All members are invited for the fellowship after the AGM.