The Wildlife Trust is administrated by 10 member Board of Trustees consisting of the Director General, Department of Wildlife Conservation being ex – officio Chairman, the Secretary to the Ministry in charge of the subject of Wildlife, the Director General of Forest Conservation, representative of the Ministry of Finance, representative from the Ceylon Tourist Board, representative from the Central Environmental Authority, two representatives from Non - Governmental Organizations and another two individuals from the private sector business circle.
The Wildlife Trust spends about 50% of its annual income for maintaining various conservation services which are as follows;
This includes mobile awareness programmes, workshops, observation tours, one - day education sessions, 03 day residential courses and six - month certificate courses on wildlife conservation. In addition various awareness programmes are also organized by the Wild life Trust.
This is a prioritized programme of the Wildlife Trust. In this exercise priority will be given to schools located near wildlife zones with much valued bio - diversity. These programmes are organized as short - time practical activities by mobilizing interested teachers and pupils of schools located near those zones.
These activities include improvement of social adaptation aimed at promoting increased understanding among communities living in and around wildlife reservations.
Assisting in research activities at various level in the relevant fields specially the graduate and post graduate level and assisting in projects of students in Advance Level.
This project includes Publication Bureau, Exhibition Unit and other related functions. At present the Wildlife Trust successfully maintains 07 information communication and sale points .