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Association (YBA), Sri Lanka
Chartered Society of the Institute
of Biology, Sri Lanka.
YBA is an association, which promotes Biology, Environmental
Management and Healthy Lifestyles among young generation. This
was formed in 1998 by Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka, the umbrella
organization for professional Biologists' (Academics, Researcher
etc. ) in the country.
To stimulate and develop an interest in Biology, and to promote
dissemination and development of the knowledge in the field
of Biology and related subject areas among younger generation.
Current activities are Aimed at:
Conservation and management of natural resources
Using renewable natural resources such as water and timber in
a sustainable way
Reducing pollution and wasteful consumption of energy
Members of YBA meet every Tuesdays at 2.30 pm at Natural Histroy
Museum, Colombo 7
Study groups in the Museum and Natural History Museum
Organizing field excursions and field biology workshops to places
of Biological interest
Help in G.C.E. Advanced Level student projects
Disseminating of information - Publications, lectures, Exhibitions
Expeditions to different ecosystems in Sri Lanka
Forest and wild life management - mainly in Yagirala forest
managed by University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Campaigns based on what is best for the environment to protect
it from harmful interference.
Short courses on Bird watching, Tour guiding, Museum techniques,
Plant propagation, Tissue culture, Wild-life Photography
Organizing fund raising events
Membership is open to all who are interested in YBA
objectives and can be obtained by participating regular meetings
of YBA on Tuesdays at Natural History Museum.
Young Biologists' Association
National Museum of the Natural History
Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha