Training on environment photography for amateurs with the aim of facilitation conservation (SRL/05/04)
District: All Districts  
Grantee: Sri Lanka Environmental and Exploration Society - SLEES (Non-government Organization)
Focal Area: Multifocal Area  
Op. Program:  
Project Type: Full  
Operational Phase: OP3 - Y1 (Mar 05 - Feb 06)  
Dates: January 2005 January 2007                                
Grant Amount: 40 668,02 USD
Project Status: Satisfactorily Completed  
Project Types:  
Project Details & Results
Notable Community Participation          
SGP Partner projects will be published in the newsletter. In nationwide environmental & wildlife photography competition, an open invitation is proclaimed to forward photos. Then, various people from various areas in the country will join and so high community participation may be expected. Environmental photography exhibitions will also be made a stage to photography related business firms and societies etc. As such people join in that task, the message of environmental conservation is deepl
Capacity - Building Component          
Photographic records can also play a vital role in conservation-oriented education of school children. In spite of the importance of the activity only a few organizations provide training to amateurs and almost no organizations are available that provide comprehensive training on wildlife photography. This area remains the domain of few professionals and amateurs who practice it as a hobby. Due to the high cost of equipment and the lack of training wildlife & Environmental photography as a livel
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods          
Our goal is not only to develop expertise in concerned individuals, but also to make it a sustainable activity that would enable the participants to earn their livelihood while serving the cause of environmental conservation. 1. By selling of attractive photos presented in exhibitions, a fund may be started and then even after the completion of all 4 batches, making use of material and equipment, another course can be conducted in future. 2. By having maximum of 160 self-employed people, t
Gender Focus          
Talented youth including male and females in SLEES, member organizations of Sri Lanka Nature Forum (SLNF) and school children will participate in this photography courses.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples          
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment          
Public awareness of the importance of the global environment would be published through the newsletter and 2006 calendar. Photography is a powerful medium, which can help the cause of environmental conservation in several ways. We can collect and maintain photographic records of important habitats of fauna and flora for posterity in areas where changes occur relatively fast. Above destructions to eco-systems are great threats to the species living in them. More importantly it can promote public
Project Results