Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Responsible tourism

Sri Lanka is experiencing a tourism boom. The industry, with the potential to be the third largest foreign exchange earner by the end of 2011, constantly seeks new niches, destinations and activities around the island.  Wildlife sightseeing is a popular demand, and that frequently concentrates around charismatic species like elephants, leopards, bears, and crocodiles.

Sri Lanka is among the key elephant interaction hot spots in Asia. Tourists can interact with the species to varying degrees and in different settings - with wild elephants in National Parks such as Udawalawa, Yala, Minneriya, and Kaudulla, and with captive elephants at various tourist destinations around the country.

Whatever the destination, interaction between wild animals and tourists should be kept to a minimum and an acceptable level.  Born Free works in Sri Lanka to explore the level of elephant-tourist interactions and to raise awareness among tourists on responsible elephant tourism.

Wild animals need their space!
Wild animals need their space!
Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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