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Green Lanka Nature Conservancy Association

Business TypeOther
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Employees101 - 500 People
RegionSri Lanka

Company Introduction

The GREEN LANKA NATURE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION is an organization with non profit status in Sri Lanka operating on a national level with environment related activities (See mission statement). The organization has spent over 08 million rupees this year alone, for its various projects in Sri Lanka ranging from environment education center operations, reforestation activities, Eco-tourism projects, plant nursery operations & other related activities. GLANCA was formed with the primary objective of having a complete environmental services facility under one roof, which was not available in Sri Lanka until up to 1999.

Current Projects
Environment Education Center
GLANCA has acquired 3 acres of land & a colonial bungalow situated in the central hills of Sri Lanka to be developed into an Environmental Education Institute for both local & foreign scholars. The center initially will offer courses up to diploma level in environment studies.
Current Status of the project
Premises completely renovated. Nurseries are being set up. Furniture is being manufactured. Environmental Management/technology course material/syllabuses are being prepared by the University of Colombo & the center will be in full operation by August 2000.

Plant nursery project
A land in extent of 200 perches was acquired to be developed into a model nursery/planting material distribution center near the city of Gampola, a center point in the hill capital of Sri Lanka with the right combination of climatic conditions.

Reforestation
A total of 1,000 Hectares are under reforestation programs with the participation of over 2000 private farmers in all Provinces of Sri Lanka which will be completely funded by GLANCA.

Eco-Tourism
12 acres of Land & buildings are on offer near Kotmale reservoir to be set up as a model Eco-tourism project which is still in its primary evaluation level.

Poly-Tunnel/Green house project for rural farming Communities
GLANCA has identified the need for a green house project in Kotmale hydro-catchment area, where considerable soil erosion is taking place due to conventional type of cultivation methods used by the farmer communities. GLANCA has formulated a green house program with the assistance of their technology partner, Tandi Agriculture Ltd-Israel, which will be launched as a pilot project in Sri Lanka. Part of the project is expected to be financed by a financial institution as a soft loan and the balance will be financed by GLANCA.

Organizational Chart
GLANCA comprises of 08 permanent Directors, a panel of 14 consultants from various academic & professional backgrounds, 09 provincial coordinators in their provincial offices & approximately 200 volunteer workers engaged in various activities around the island.

The Potential of GLANCA
There are small-scale operations of various environmental programs by various organizations/individuals. GLANCA is the only non-profit organization currently operating in Sri Lanka with full time commitment to complete environment related services & activities under one roof as a full fledged environmental services organization. GLANCA seeks support of individuals/organizations and local/foreign collaborator/s (individuals or organizations) who are willing to contribute/invest in the organization's various projects in Sri Lanka & overseas in the near future. GLANCA specializes in offering environmental services/ technology/ education/ products and Eco tourism project consultation. GLANCA is willing to contribute/share its know how in the form of technology transfer/ preparation of project proposals/ funding coordination on potential environmental projects/ investment advise & we are always available for open table negotiations.

Contact Information

Contact PersonMr. mahendra wegodapola
Telephone+94 8 350557
Fax Number94 1 910642
Website
Post Code
Address103/2, GALA JUNCTION, KIRIBATHGODA,, KELANIYA, Sri Lanka
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