Unilever Sri Lanka together with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sri Lanka hosted a discussion on public-private sector partnerships to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at The Hilton Colombo, recently. The first event of its kind, the forum brought together C-suite executives from both the public and private sectors, stakeholders from the […]

Dear Mr Fernando, CEO of Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biodiversity Sri Lanka, Dear Members of the CEO Forum, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to sincerely thank you for inviting me to the CEO Forum on Biodiversity. I am honored to contribute […]

All nine provinces in the country are suffering from a severe drought due to insufficient rainfall. The government requests the residents in these areas to use water with much care and minimize wastage, especially due to the despite the little rainfall received in the past few weeks. The country’s drinking water crisis continues as storage […]

Drinking water is being distributed to 70, 454 drought affected families in 492 Grama Niladari Divisions in 24 Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Kurunegala District, said District Secretary Gamini Illangaratna. A total of 204, 760 families belonging to 1,610 Grama Niladari Divisions are receiving drought relief. Under this scheme, a family of two receives dry rations […]

Gland, Switzerland, 26 June 2017 (IUCN) – Mining the deep ocean floor would inevitably lead to the loss of biodiversity, which cannot be compensated for through biodiversity offsets, 15 marine scientists and legal scholars argue in a letter published today in the journal Nature Geoscience. Photo: IUCN/NERC The rules that will govern the emerging deep […]

A University of Toronto startup that sells vertical hydroponic growing systems has joined forces with a Ryerson University-linked non-profit to bring down the stratospheric cost of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada’s northernmost communities. The unique partnership was forged at this year’s OCE innovation conference after Conner Tidd, a co-founder of U of T’s Just […]

Summary: A new research article estimates there are about a thousand times more species than people thought existed, most of them bacteria. The pie on the left shows a traditional estimate of the relative richness of different groups of organisms based on numbers of described species (Wilson 1992), the middle shows an estimate based on […]

Suggests use of contaminants as environmental tracers following disasters Summary: New research shows negligible risk from consumption of meat from migratory marine predators following Fukushima nuclear disaster. Assistant professor Kevin Weng of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science with a dolphinfish or mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) collected as part of the study of Fukushima-derived radioactivity in […]