Environment & Wildlife

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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…

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Sri Lanka’s Extinct Big Cats

Although relatively unknown, there is a very great possibility that our land was once home to big cats aside from the present day leopards…

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Sri Lanka’s Stray Dog Situation ‒ How Should It Be Dealt With?

The Government recently announced its decision to create a new policy regarding Sri Lanka’s stray dogs, and Animal Welfare Organisations (AWOs) and animal lovers…

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Everything You Need To Know About Sri Lanka’s Stray Dog Situation

Before the floods occurred, the Government’s spotlight had been trained on the country’s street pooches, and animal welfare organisations (AWOs), activists and animal lovers…

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The Dangers Of Lightning And How To Stay Safe

The cyclone may have passed, and the flood water may have receded, but monsoon is still upon us. Lightning streaked skies will not be…

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Sri Lanka’s Most Dangerous Snakes

Sri Lanka is home to a number of interesting species of snakes, and while this may bode well for reptile lovers and wildlife enthusiasts,…