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GOPA

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Period of contract - April 2017 to September 2018

Preparation of Management Plan for the Wilpattu National Wildlife Park and its influences Zones

The project “Management of Wilpattu National Park and its influence zones” has three areas of activity:

  1. To prepare a management plan for Wilpattu National Park and its influence zone;
  2. To assist the Dept of Wildlife Conservation in improving park administration capacity, and
  3. To improve the socio-economic conditions of the influence zone, to the benefit of both people and biodiversity.

Ensure that Park management and maintenance practices are consistent with the principles of ecological sustainable development and in accordance with current best practice. Continue to involve a diverse range of community, education and scientific groups in appropriate management of Wilpattu National Park. Contain existing commercial activities within current lease boundaries and ensure their operation is consistent with the natural and heritage values of Wilpattu National Park. Conserve and enhance the natural environmental values of Wilpattu National Park for future generations by arresting, and where possible, reversing biodiversity loss.