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The ENTRUST (ENvironmental Training and Research Unit for SusTainability) of the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences University of Colombo was established in 2021 to help develop new ideas, innovations, partnerships and to facilitate policy makers to meet environmental and sustainability challenges.

Through its activities the ENTRUST aims to improve implementation of research and environmental education, transfer knowledge and technology on environmental conservation, transfer knowledge on best sustainable practices to society via research and innovation and improve environmental literacy amongst society.

So far, the ENTRUST has conducted awareness raising programmes and has introduced 5 new certificate courses on Conservation Science, Biology for Non-biologists, Ecotoxicology, Climate Change and Ecology and Planning of Landscapes.