Came across an interesting Tumblr site geared towards documenting the excesses in our parks and wild places, click here to see photos and also submit.
There's been a lot of issues recently with idiotic jeep drivers in Yala injuring passengers and killing animals including leopards while speeding. You can visit Sri Lankan Wildlife on facebook to see some interesting discussions.
The bottom line is that we who visit are those who are responsible for this. I personally was guilty and will be posting about this shortly as well.
What can YOU do?
1) Ask your jeep driver to switch of their phone and not to speed.
2) Keep in mind the closing time for the park and ask your driver to make sure he is near the exit as the safari ends so he does not have to speed to get out of the park.
3) Keep in mind that a photograph is just a photograph and a leopard does not sum up Yala National Park,
4) Ask your friends to the same.5) Take photographs of anything that is not being done correctly in the park and post to humans behaving badly