Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the institution to obtain permission by a researcher who is conducting a research on wildlife within a wildlife conservation zone? 

Director General, Department of Wildlife Conservation – 011-2888585 

2. What is the institution to be contacted if an animal that should be found in Wildlife Conservation zone has been caught in a populated area? 

Director (Operations) Department of Wildlife Conservation – 011-2888582

3. How the information with regard to reservation of holiday bungalows at National Parks and Zoological Gardens?

          Department of National Zoological Gardens

         • Reservation of Circuit Bungalows – No Circuit Bungalows

         • Information on entrance fees

           Chief Accountant – 011-27138 

         Department of Wildlife Conservation

        • Information on reservation of holiday Bungalows and entrance fees

          Deputy Director (Planning and IT) – 011-2871532

          In addition on time reservation can be done through the wildlife conservation Department web site www.dwc.gov.lk 

4. Whether any compensation is given for a person who receives injury or face death due to attack by an animal while he/she is entertaining an animal done at a Zoological Garden?

Yes

• Whom should contact?

   Assistant Director (Admin) – 011-2710195 

5. What are the legal regulations, policies and ordinance relevant to the Conservation of Wildlife Resources Conservation?

• Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance – 01st March 1938

• Fauna and Flora Protection ordinance No 22 of 2009 (Amended Act) – 20th April 2009 

6. How the advice can be received on construction of live fence to prevent damages by wild elephants?

Deputy Director (Elephant Conservation) – 011-2871528 

7. What are the measures taken by your Department to prevent crop damages by wild animals especially Toque monkeys (Rilawa) and Btach monkeys (Wandura)?

Contact Director (Health) – 011-2872535