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The Yala National Park is the second largest and arguably the most popular National Wildlife Park in Sri Lanka with over 100,000 visitors a year. Due to the popularity of the park as a destination for leopard sightings, visitation to Yala, by both local and foreign tourists, has been on the increase, especially after the end of the thirty-year civil conflict. However, even with visitation and attention to Yala on the increase, there still is a lack of correct information and guidance to the Park visitors which is an important part of visitor experience. Therefore, Cinnamon Nature Trails together with John Keells Foundation initiated a new project during the reporting year to develop the map of the Yala National Park as an initial step to educate Park visitors on various aspects including the map of Yala Block I, information about the Park and visitor responsibilities on entering the Park. 15,000 copies of the map were printed, and will be made available to guests at Cinnamon Wild Yala. A few maps were also distributed to park officials.