Elephant Conservation March 11th 2019 My time with the Sri Lankan Wildlife Conservation Society has been incredible so far and extremely action packed. I've already learned so much about the human-wildlife conflict that this village faces. The village where I am situated (Hettipola) has a main industry of agriculture, mostly growing rice. However, since they are situated along the boundry to the Wasgamuwa National Park, the elephants ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » North Central Province » Polonnaruwa The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
My name is Kaitlyn Simmons and I'm 18 years old. I just graduated high school a semester early and am setting off on a 3 month adventure to Sri Lanka and South Africa where I will be doing wildlife conservation work.
My journey will begin in Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka for 4 weeks working at a Sea Turtle conservation to help rehabilitate and protect at-risk sea turtles while also volunteering at community development projects. The program aims to provide daily care and rehabilitation for disabled turtles with the long term goal to release back into the wild as well as protecting turtle eggs th... full info