• "Let's Protect Nature" is the slogan of the Young Zoologists' Association (YZA) which is a non-government, non-profit,voluntary youth organization based at the National Zoological Gardens at Dehiwala, Sri Lanka.

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  • The most intelligent creature in the animal kingdom live harmoniously with its surroundings utilizing its benifits while not forgetting that he alone leads it upthe path of destruction.

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  • Make conservation a habit and not an activity, through selfless dedication to the cause of environment and to instill the message in the hearts of the community.

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  • The majority of the organization consists of students and undergraduates, where the balance of the organization compromise young professionals and nature lovers under the age group of 35.

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  • I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

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  • Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hiyare Workshop

Posted by YZA SRI LANKA On 5:02 AM
Workshop Conducted by the Research Committee of YZA on Research for Conservation was at Hiyare. A low country tropical rain forest, Hiyare has a large man-made lake within its boundaries. Endemic species recorded at the Hiyare rainforest include the Sri Lankan Green Pigeon, Ceylon Rose, Two-spotted Threadtail, Black Ruby Barb, Sri Lankan Green Pit Viper and the Sri Lanka Purple-faced Leaf Monkey.

Resource Persons for the Workshop: Mr. JagathGunawardhana ,Mr. PubuduWeerarathna , Mr. DimuthuWickramasinghe

Topics Discussed

  • How to keep a field note book and take field notes
  • How to do a research
  • Practical session on field work as teams
  • How to use camera traps and their usage
  • Field techniques and trapping on mammals
  • Night Field Work
  • Knowledge on Sri Lankan Butterflies, Birds, Freshwater Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Public Relation & Education Day 2014

Posted by YZA SRI LANKA On 11:38 PM
The Public Relation & Education Day 2014 was held this year on March 13th at the Museum Hall of the National Zoological Gardens. 

Around 500 students from around Colombo participated for the event and the lectures held;
Biodiversity of Sri Lanka by Dr. Nihal Dayawansha
Environmental Law by Mr. Jagath Gunawardana (Attorney at Law)
Reptiles of Sri Lanka by Mr. Mendis Wickramasinghe

The event was commemorated by as the chief guest Mr. Anura de Silva, Director of the National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

41 st Members Day

Posted by YZA SRI LANKA On 9:05 PM

YZA celebrated their 41st birthday with Members Day & the Annual Cricket Match. Loads of fun and unity.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Annual field trip to Horton plans

Posted by YZA SRI LANKA On 4:11 AM
Young Zoologists’ Association for the past 3 years took part in making space for the nature trail at Totupola Kanda. The members cleaned the path and made way to the top. Preparing the Thotupola Kanda nature trail could be named as one of the awareness conservation project that undertaken by the Action Committee on 26-28th of July 2013. 50 members participated in this program and they conduct a removal program of the invasive plant species known as Gorse or katu-gus - Ulex europeus

Friday, July 5, 2013

"Rukada Rajje" Stage Drama

Posted by YZA SRI LANKA On 2:09 AM
The Stage Drama 'Rulada Rajje' written by D. Kumarage organized in Aid of The Young Zooologists Association was successfully held on the 21st of June at the S.De.S Jayasinghe hall. The famous actor Vijaya Nandasiri played a flawless main role in the drama and the YZA shows are honourable appriciation and thanks to all who took part in the play.

Our heartiest gratitude and thanks goes to everyone who helped us to make this drama a success.

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