About

Bio Conservation Society

Bio Conservation Society (BCSL) was founded in March 2012 registered as an NGO in May 2013 untitled-2in Sri Lanka. So far the organization conducted several awareness programmes and educational exhibitions on sea turtle and coastal biodiversity conservation in the eastern, southern western and northwestern provinces of Sri Lanka specially targeting fishermen and all the fishing community members including school kids.

Beach surveys were conducted to estimate sea turtle nesting. Rescue and release of by-catch sea turtles and fishermen attitudinal survey on coastal biodiversity conservation were conducted. Currently awareness programmes and awareness workshops conducting for the fisheries community in the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka on sea turtle and coastal biodiversity conservation.

WHY BCSSL

The mission of the BCSL is to engage in any relevant activity which positively contribute to the conservation of Natural Environment and improve the livelihood of the people by maintaining the positive mutual and reciprocal relationships between man and the environment. We are conducting environmental conservation, research and education activities in the field, with the community directly responsible for the destruction as well as who can do the real conservation. So we are differing from the other organizations which do their planning without community participation.

For Donors : why BCSSL ( why you should choose bcssl to donate)

The mission of the BCSL is to engage in any relevant activity which positively contributes to the conservation of Natural Environment and improve the livelihood of the people by maintaining the positive mutual and reciprocal relationships between man and the environment.  We are conducting environmental conservation, research and education activities in the field, with the community directly responsible for the destruction as well as who can do the real conservation. So we differ from the other organization which does their planning without community participation.

docDr. Lalith Ekanayake (Ph.D.),

Chairman,

Bio Conservation Society (BCSL),

Marine Turtle Specialist – IUCN/SSC-MTSG.

 

Dr. Lalith is a professionally qualified marine and coastal ecologist and conservation biologist with over 20 years of field research experience in coastal ecosystems in Sri Lanka. He has managed over 15 projects related to turtle conservation, coastal ecosystem restoration, management and eco-tourism in the northwestern, southwestern and southern coastal areas of the island. He has  been conducting lectures on “sea turtle biology, conservation of sea turtles and coastal ecosystems” for the school children, local and foreign university students and government officials since 1996.  Further, he has conducted awareness training programmes, workshops and field training programmes for the local communities, local & foreign tourists, school children and government officials.  He was a resource person for the “Tourist Guide” training programmes conducted by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) at Kalpitiya and Kosgoda.  He has published about 12 scientific papers, 40 abstracts and presented papers in over 20 local, regional and international conferences. He has contributed actively towards the preparation of national policy documents related to coastal zone conservation & management and worked with diverse stakeholders including government agencies, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and the private corporate sector.

Dr.Lalith Ekanayake Publications

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