Changing worlds with photography
Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society - Bruce Miller, Photographer
Imagine a place where wildlife and environmental conservation co-exists with the goal of alleviation of poverty. What if a grassroots approach brought together communities with businesses, planners and conservationist to promote economic development and a sustainable ecosystem? Too good to be true, too much to hope for? Not at all, and its happening right now in Sri Lanka.
Founded by Sri Lankan-born Ravi Corea, the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS) is highly committed to developing practical solutions that mitigate wildlife-human conflict, environmental damage, and biodiversity loss, and that address sustainable livelihoods, land use, and rural poverty issues.
This fully inclusive conservation strategy is exactly why I am supporting the SLWCS by volunteering my time and photographic services in 2016 on behalf of Photographers Without Borders®. My goal for this project is to share the stories of the Sri Lankan people and wildlife through photographs as they strive to co-exist and reduce human-wildlife conflicts by implementing these innovative and practical strategies.
I am asking for your support by making a tax deductible donating to help fund my project efforts. Please help me to tell this story of the daily challenges, project successes, and indomitable spirit of the Sri Lankan people to lead the way and achieve sustainable conservation.
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Every year, our photographers and videographers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their time to document the work of grassroots initiatives that are making a real change in this world where it is most needed. By capturing, honoring and witnessing humanity at its best, we are not only inspiring many, but we are forging new narratives of what is and what is possible.
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Great stuff, keep up the good work!
Good luck with your trip and support for SLWCS!