Environment & Wildlife

Environment & Wildlife

Who Should Deal With The Human-Elephant Conflict?

It was 2:30 a.m., in rural Anuradhapura, when M. Dharmasena woke to the sound of his wife’s piercing screams. Before he could react, a…

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Alien Invasion: Seven Foreign Fauna in Sri Lanka

Islands are host to unique and fragile ecosystems. Sri Lanka is no different, being home to innumerable species of flora and fauna that have…

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Alien (Fauna) Invasions

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Endemic But Endangered: Five Butterflies Of Sri Lanka

There are approximately 20,000 species of butterflies in total across the world, and they are distributed across all continents except Antarctica. Sri Lanka alone…

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Combating Global Warming: A Citizens’ Guide

Anthropogenic global warming is an unfortunate reality. We have scientific facts, up-to-date trends of increasing temperatures, and even the most skeptical can feel a…

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Sri Lanka’s Elusive Tree Dweller: The Slender Loris

Bug-eyed, slow, but somehow still elusive, the slender loris is perhaps Sri Lanka’s most peculiar wild inhabitant. But despite this, and despite the island’s…

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Colombo: (Lost) Garden City Of The East

Towering and majestic, the grand old trees that dot Colombo’s sidewalks are so much a part of the city’s identity that they are often…

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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…