Field Workshop for USA Undergraduates at Japura Yagirala Forest Station

A Field Workshop on “Tropical Forest Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation” for undergraduate students in the Environmental Management Program of Colby College, Maine, USA was held at the Yagirala Forest Research and Conservation Education Center on 15th & 16th January 2018. The program was organized by Dr. Priyan Perera and hosted by the Center for Sustainability of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. A group of 16 students led by Prof. Philip Nyhus attended the 2-day program. In this highly successful workshop, the visiting students were given hands-on experiences in tropical biodiversity conservation, forest restoration and understanding of various conservation issues faced by the Yagiral Forest. Mr. Kosala Gunawardene, the Forest Manager of Yagirala University forest also contributed as a resource person.

Yagirala Forest Research and Conservation Education Center : sustainability.sjp.ac.lk/yagirala/

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