Englishman Mr. F.H.(Sam) Popham, in 1963, Initiated and Introduced Popham's method of "Assisted Natural Regeneration" in this site.

The National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) together with the Ministry of Environemnat renovated and added value to this remarkable "Eco Tourism Destination


The purpose of the workshop is to build capacity and provide guidance on how to establish and sustain effective national clearing‑house mechanisms (CHM), in line with decision X/15 and in support of the national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).


Article 25 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) establishes an open-ended intergovernmental scientific advisory body known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to provide the Conference of the Parties (COP) and, as appropriate, its other


Assessing needs and opportunities for a regional ambition

The overall aim of the workshop is to support Parties in developing and implementing national plans on the restoration of forests and other ecosystems in the context of the short-term action plan on ecosystem restoration.  Participating

On this International Bat Night, Rainforest Trust would like to celebrate our work with National Trust of Fiji and Bat Conservation International. In July 2018, we created the first ever bat sanctuary in Fiji by officially protecting over 20 acres of land near the Nakanacagi Cave, which is home to

One-day Training Programme on Ecotourism

A very successful one-day training programme on Ecotourism was held on the 2nd June 2022 at the NIFS Popham Arboretum, Dambulla. This is the very first training programme conducted at the NIFS Popham Arboretum on ecotourism. This event was organized to celebrate the World Environment Day (5th June)

YZA participated in a cleaning and tree-planting program organized by Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) at Attidiya for World Environmental Day on 26th June 2022. The event was occupied and supported by the members of WNPS, members of YZA, Airport Base Ratmalana, DWC Range Office

With the collaborative effort of the Ministry of Environment and The University of Colombo, all preparations are being made to make the 8th International Tourism Research Conference “Rethinking Tourism” & International Symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism – 2022, a reality on 23rd Decem