Tag Archives: Biodiversity Sri Lanka

(Small hydropower plants have contributed to the development of the country without being a burden to the Government ) Small hydropower plants have contributed to the development of the country without being a burden to the Government A seminar was held on 6 December organised by Biodiversity Sri Lanka, an environmental organisation and the Central […]

Sri Lanka’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) propose to promote Mini and Micro Hydro Power generation projects as an environmental friendly power generation option to national economy. Mini hydro power plants with 176 MW capacity will be established in the coming years. They expect to reduce 20 percent of GHG emission (approximately 36,010.2 Gg) in energy […]

Protect these LRC forests immediately – environmental organisations urge president (School children learn importance of protecting environment at BLUE – GREEN event) Environment organisations fear  there is an ongoing attempt to grab forest lands in the vicinity of the Sinharaja forest by individuals and groups.. The scheme came to light when a group commenced surveying […]

The inaugural Annual General Meeting of Biodiversity Sri Lanka took place on the 30th of September 2016, at the Ramada Hotel Colombo. It also included Technical Sessions as well as a CEO Forum, and was well attended by both members as well as non-members. Among the highlights of the event was the launch of Biodiversity […]

“The conch is also a gift from the ocean, as the sound of the ocean that it emits from within, our new identity also resonates with the Group’s care for the environment” ~ Vish Govindasamy – Group Managing Director Watawala Plantations PLC and the companies of the Sunshine Holdings Group have enriched the lives of many […]

WNPS expresses deep concern The Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance No 2 of 1937 (as amended, hereinafter at times referred to as the FFPO) which governs the legal administration of the Protected Areas of Sri Lanka clearly states that there can be no development activity or clearing of the habitat within National Parks (Section 6). […]

Biodiversity is greater inside the world’s protected areas, scientists have been able to show for the first time. There are 15% more individual plants and animals and 11% more species inside than outside protected areas, according to the largest analysis of biodiversity in terrestrial globally protected areas to date. The study, carried out by the […]

The Biodiversity Sri Lanka team along with our technical expert from the University of Colombo visited our member, The Rainforest Ecolodge over the weekend to discuss training programs for the in-house nature interpreters to boost citizen science initiatives within this pioneering eco-tourist destination in Sri Lanka.  

Srilankan Airlines recently launched a number of significant initiatives at Bandaranaike International Airport aimed at enhancing its wide ranging efforts at environmental conservation on the theme of ‘Going Wild for Life’. (From right: Srilankan Airlines Head of Human Resources and Green Team Convener Pradeepa Kakulawala presenting the first pin to Srilankan Chief Commercial Officer Siva […]