Project Sigiriya

The historic sites in Sri Lanka draw thousands of tourists each year and the street dogs inevitably follow in search of food. Large concentrations of street dogs are found in these areas, as a result. Embark launched Project Sigiriya in 2014, upon receiving several requests to address the growing numbers of dogs in the area. This program was successfully completed in August 2015. 

Project Sigiriya is funded by the Fondation Brigitte Bardot, Embark and Jetwing Hotels Sri Lanka, the project partners with the Tsunami Animal People Alliance (TAPA) as veterinary service provider. All activities were carried out in coordination with the regional Tourist Authority, Medical Officers of Health (MoH), and local Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) ensuring that the project met the needs of the community, and was sustainable beyond the project phase. 

Upon completion the program had vaccinated 1735, sterilized 1266 and treated 624 owned and community dogs in the area. 

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