SLWCS work together with volunteers and the local communities to resolve human elephant conflict (HEC)

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“I have absolutely loved my time here!! The whole experience had been fantastic, the people, the activities, and the location” Abi Konya, Belgium


Leo taking pics of elephants

Leo photographing elephants


Leo Habig
April 12, 2022


This was a really unique for me. Being able to help such a cause is always a blessing.


The overall experience was great.


The food was really good during my stay but I understand it could be quite spicy for some other people.


Nevertheless I am really glad I got to be part of the project and had the chance to meet all the wonderful people that are working here.


Thanks for everything.


Leo working in a POE farm

Leo working in a Project Orange Elephant Farm


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A POE Farmer and his orange cultivation


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Leo photographing birds

Leo photographing birds for the Bird Research Project


Leo photographing waiting for elephants in the corridor

Leo waiting for elephants to cross the road


Abi working in a orange farm

Aby working in a Project Orange Elephant farm


Abi Konya

April 12, 2022



I have absolutely loved my time here!!


The whole experience had been fantastic, the people, the activities, and the location. I loved that each day we had the chance to experience many different things. Seeing the elephants in the wild was amazing and very pleasing to see how they were left to their own even with locals around by the lake. The opportunities to meet locals and help out with local farmers and understand how SLWCS work together with the local communities to resolve human elephant conflict (HEC) was great.


The food was always so delicious. I am so grateful to have has the opportunity to go into the kitchen and help Leela & Suwarna (ladies who cook fantastic cooks) with preparing traditional food like rotti.


The people here have really made the experience special for me. Chandima always explained everything so well so I appreciate the time he took to explain why we were doing the different conservation activities and how it impacts the project area. Siriya and Asi were great, they always made the trips out so happy and we were always laughing and smiling. I will miss it here so much and I miss seeing the beautiful sunrise over the lake each day. I would certainly recommend the SLWCS to anyone who wants to make a positive impact towards helping the wildlife of Sri Lanka.




Abi working in a orange farm 2

Aby working in the Butterfly Sanctuary


Ab- and Siriya Bird surveys

Aby working on bird surveys


Leo and Abi making a sand trap

Leo & Aby setting sand traps



For information on the SLWCS Volunteer Program please send inquiries to: [email protected]




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

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