Environment & Wildlife

Environment & Wildlife

The Indian Ocean, Climate Change, And Failing Monsoons

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article was published on Roar.lk on February 23, 2016, but is being re-published following a series of…

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On The Way Out: Sri Lanka’s Ten Critically Endangered Birds

A number of factors, primarily climate and topographical conditions, have contributed to Sri Lanka being recognised as one of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots. What…

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The Wildest Cats In Town

In the jungle, the mighty jungle… four felines of varying shapes and sizes sleep tonight. Yes, you read that right – between the leopard,…

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The Kelani River Is Badly Polluted ‒ But There May Be Hope

Fact: The Kelani River is the most polluted river in the country. To say that the Kelani River is the lifeline of some of…

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Seven Of Sri Lanka’s Most Fascinating Creepy Crawlies

For every elephant, leopard, and sloth bear photographed in Sri Lanka, a thousand other, smaller animals crawl by unnoticed, but it is these creepy…

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Hatcheries And The Turtle Conservation Effort

Of the seven species of sea turtle that grace the world’s oceans, five of them – the Loggerhead Turtle, Leatherback Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle,…

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The Otters Of Sri Lanka

Yes, you read that right. Often disregarded or dismissed as the ever present mongoose, otters have been an important part of Sri Lanka’s ecosystem…

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Sri Lanka And Climate Change

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Meethotamulla: Life In The Shadow Of Waste

When in the suburb of Kolonnawa, it is hard to miss one spot in particular. With a height of three hundred feet and spanning…

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Deforestation In Sri Lanka: The Facts

Sri Lanka’s deforestation rates have accelerated over the years – it’s time we took notice.

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Mini Hydro Plants ‒ Sustainable Energy Or Threat To The Environment?

The world seems to have enthusiastically embraced the idea of renewable energy sources that minimise or negate the emission of carbon dioxide; and about…

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Deforestation And Illegal Construction: A Threat To Sri Lanka’s Natural Environment

Deforestation and illegal construction in protected areas tend to grab the mainstream media’s attention whenever a popular politician or a public figure is involved…

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The Dehiwala Zoo Controversy: To Shut Down or Not?

Will the (in)famous Dehiwala Zoo that just completed 80 years running soon be shut down? While pressure is mounting on zoo officials to end…

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Sri Lanka’s Dugongs Need Protection

Among the wide range of marine mammals that inhabit our waters, is the critically endangered dugong, also known as the sea cow or lady…

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Wildlife Poaching In Sri Lanka: It Is As Ugly As It Sounds

Earlier this month, the Police arrested six men after photographs of them posing with shotguns and the carcasses of several wild animals went viral…