the Wilderness and Wildlife Conservation Trust

October 2017

WWCT (the Wilderness and Wildlife Conservation Trust) have been created in 2004 by husband and wife zoologist and ecologist Dr. Andrew Kittle and Anjali Watson, in order to protect the wildlife in Sri Lanka.

Their founding trustees and primary researchers are Dr. Andrew Kittle and Anjali Watson who apart from researching the leopard have also worked on other species (primates, sloths, martens, wolves, lions, hyenas) across habitats (Panama canal island forests, Costa Rica, Canadian boreal forest, Serengeti Tanzania). 

This association aims to preserve, protect and create wilderness areas specifically on the island of Sri Lanka and to protect and conserve its wildlife populations. It wants to be a Trust involved in international wilderness and wildlife conservation and to actively promote the establishment and protection of wilderness areas worldwide.


The Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust fully believes in the ecosystemic approach to conservation.

The goals are :

  • Direct conservation of wildlife and wilderness areas inclusive of/via
  • Awareness campaigns for conservation of wilderness and wildlife and working with local communities to ensure an equitable balance between the needs of people and the needs of wilderness and wildlife.
  • Training personnel in the research and conservation of wilderness and wildlife.

WWCT’s continued long term research on the leopard and its habitat will provide vital information which, if used correctly, will enable Sri Lanka to continue to be a high biodiversity nation. For this, the association seeks to protect the forest corridors allowing leopards and wildlife to move between wild areas and so subsist while cohabiting with humans.


The filming of this report consisted in following in their research Anjali and Andrew, as well as Lea and Anskar, both scientific students, and Varushka, volunteer. All of them are really passionated and enthusiastic about wildlife conservation.

The research includes identifying animals seen during "tours" in the jungle, forest and mountains, pose and identify photographic traps and study the behaviors and the moves of each population to understand their needs and how to cohabit with men in the best way.



You can visit their website and find more informations by clicking on this link.