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    World Wetlands Day

    Creating awareness across social media on the importance of maintaining our ecosystem and the detrimental impact it can have on in many areas affecting people, animals  and valuable habitats, if we don’t act now to stop the destruction and polution

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    The Mount Lavinia Beach Clean Up

    Otara joined a group of enthusiastic, young individuals wanting to be a part of the change in protecting and keeping Sri Lanka clean. Over 500 kg of recyclables and trash were collected.

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    World Environment Day

    The campaign aimed to create awareness and highlight the increasing illegal wildlife trade in Sri Lanka which so many people are unaware of which can result in the long term consequences of –  extinction of entire species. It also created awareness on how society contributes to this cycle of destruction

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    Destruction of Elephant Habitat – Ehetuwewa, Galgamuwa

    Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) together with Environmental Foundation (Guarantee) Limited (EFL) conducted four site visits from July – November 2015.  Investigations were carried out to understand the threats posed to the forest and the catchment area by the proposed Commercial Mango Cultivation project.  It was noted that the

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    Our Country is Our Home – The Arugambay Beach Clean Up

    Otara together with the community conducted a beach clean up in Arugambay. A live stream during the clean up, allowed more than 800,000 of her followers on Facebook access to the event where she highlighted the garbage issue we are facing and the effects of garbage induced marine pollution.

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    Making a difference in flood affected areas

    Bringing hope to many dogs amidst rising flood waters, the Embark Team together with the team from Best Care Animal Hospital undertook rescue operations in areas including Malwana, Kaduwela and Wellampitiya. Over 80 abandoned dogs were rescued and treated. Many were returned to their homes when the water subsided and

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    Pray for Sri Lanka

    Otara, along with the Otara Foundation launched a campaign for Vesak (a festival which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha) to get more people involved in caring for the country. Citizens were asked to light a lamp for the future of those who suffer in captivity, poverty,

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    The Otara Foundation Supports Environment Foundation Limited

    Environmental Foundation (Guarantee) Limited (EFL) has been performing as a pro bono consultant on environmental law and science on behalf of the public, as a means of resolving Sri Lanka’s environmental issues. To date EFL has intervened in over 1000 investigations and over 200 court cases. Some of these cases

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    Pray for Sri Lanka

    Otara, along with the Otara Foundation launched a campaign for Vesak (a festival which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha) to get more people involved in caring for the country. Citizens were asked to light a lamp for the future of those who suffer in captivity, poverty,

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    Mothers Day 2016

    A day meant to celebrate love and the special bond between mother and child, but sadly this is not so for all living beings. Animals face numerous threats by Poaching, the illegal wildlife trade and deforestation.  All animals have feelings and families, just like us. They feel love and pain