The Geo Explore Foundation was set up as a non-profit organization with a mandate to serve as watchdog of Sri Lanka’s bio-diversity. The Foundation sets out to unearth the real problems, and where they are. It seeks to carry out research and offer its own remedial action wherever possible. GeoExplore is geared to carry out awareness among all participatory factions, including the government and the people at the core of the problem. It expects to plan and implement schemes that help poverty-stricken people to have a new lease of life while contributing towards protecting their habitat.
Geo 360’ is our way forward – where conservation happens through ownership by its custodians, the villagers who will naturally protect the bio-diversity of their habitat because it brings them economic success and better living. This model will have them educated on all fronts – from conservation to wealth and value-creation. And GEF believes children are the bridge to all of this.