Sri Lanka January 2022

27-29 January 2022

Grant Recipients Conference, Sri Lanka 2022

“Let’s Protect Sri Lankan Biodiversity” The Rufford second in-country conference - Sri Lanka was held from 27th to 29th January 2022 at Oak Ray Regency, Deveni Rajasinghe Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka. The Bio Conservation Society (BCSL)- Sri Lanka has organized this second Rufford in-country conference in Sri Lanka to share the project experience of Rufford grantees among them and also make known to general public. Full day presentations were conducted in 27th and 28th and a field trip was conducted in the third day 29th. However, due to limited number of recent Rufford grantees in Sri Lanka non- grantees were invited from various institutions such as Department of Wildlife Conservation, Several Universities, National Institute of Fundamental Studies and Ministry of Environment etc. Furthermore, several postgraduate and undergraduate students conducted presentations on their research findings (non-grantees). The conference was conducted in hybrid mode (physical and online modes). Four Rufford grantees from Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh presented their project activities via zoom flatform. Moreover, some advance level school children were invited to the conference as attendees to get an experience. Whole two day sessions were live streamed through zoom and Facebook. Altogether about 140 individuals were joined the conference during the three days while some people attended whole conference while some only one or two days.


Sri Lanka Conference Report 2022