Workshop "Zoological Collection Planning and Zoo Management in Sri Lanka"

Dehiwala Zoo in Colombo, 2011

From June 27 to June 30, 2011 the workshop was performed at the Dehiwala Zoo in Colombo. For the first time in history of Sri Lanka it was possible to bring people with different professions together in a workshop.

In total 58 persons participated, they had the profession of curators, veterinarians, wildlife rangers or animal keepers.

The workshop consisted in part of lectures, but also includes an important practical component wherever possible and encourages discussion.

The combination of theoretical information that can be practically applied right away under supervision of the instructors has in the past and in other institutions proven to be an effective way of incorporating new ideas into the daily routine.