Celebrating the World Oceans Day 2019!

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"We are destroying the most BEAUTIFUL and IMPORTANT ecosystem in the world! " The SLWCS

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Celebrating the World Oceans Day 2019!

To commemorate 2019 World Oceans Day the Colombo City Centre in partnership with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society and the Department of Wildlife Conservation of Sri Lanka is holding a two day event starting from June 8th in the Atrium of the Colombo City Centre at 137 Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 02.

There will be displays and presentations about the marine environment. Most interestingly there will be several Touch Tanks for kids to make personnel connections with unique marine organisms such as starfish, seahorses, pretty little shrimps, sand skates, sea lilies, sea anemones, clownfish of Finding Nemo __fame and many more. Several sea turtles from four species that had been rescued and rehabilitated will be there as well. What is exciting is that once the two day event is over these sea turtles will be released back to the sea to mark the 2019 World Oceans Day.

The World Oceans Day exhibition is from 10 am to 10 pm on June 8th and 9th. Please bring your children for an enjoyable, educational, and immersive experience, learning about our amazing marine environment.

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The SLWCS MaRINE Project will be built on joint research, collaborative spirit, and innovative activities. The MaRINE Project will be a practical demonstration of integrating scientific research and conservation with the principles of ecotourism, green technology and sustainable development.

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Important for resident and migratory birds

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The rare Pink or Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin. Pic by Ajantha Palliyawadana

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A Loggerhead sea turtle entangled in a drifting fishing net in the sea off Kalpitiya. Pic by Riaz Cader

Heading our MaRINE Project will be Ms. Ruvini Weerasinghe, a young scientist and graduate from the Zoology Department of the Jayawardenapura University currently reading for her M.Phil in Marine Biology. Her research includes marine biodiversity, coral reef ecology, marine chemical ecology, invasive species ecology and marine pollution. Eventually Ruvini will be joined by a team of research and field assistants, volunteers and support service staff.

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Young Marine Biologist, Ruvini who will head SLWCS MaRINE Project

Big, rumbling thanks to our Corporate Partners for their kind support and to everyone who has donated and supported our wildlife conservation efforts!
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Photo Credits:

Ravi Corea/SLWCS
Riaz Cader (entangled loggerhead sea turtle)
Ajantha Palliyawadana (pink dolphins)

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