PMGY Sri Lanka Elephant Conservation volunteers are based on the outskirts of the beautiful National Park – Wasagmuwa. The National Park is situated in the Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts.
Wasgamuwa is one of the many magnificent National Parks of Sri Lanka and is famous for its large number of elephant herds. Not only is the Wasgamuwa National Park rich with its possessions of these graceful giants, but it’s also is home to over 20 species of mammals. Among the commonly spotted creatures are the purple-faced langur, toque macaque, water buffalo and Sri Lankan axis deer. It is also identified as one of the IBA’s in Sri Lanka (Important Bird Area).
Participants generally volunteer on a Monday-Friday basis and the weekends are free to relax or travel further afield. As our volunteers will testify, the wider travel opportunities are extremely important to the whole experience and it is something we certainly recommend you get involved in. Our local team are able to arrange activities, transportation and accommodation but please note this is usually an independent experience outside of the core programme.