Tag Archives: Environmental Crime

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). […]

 In January this year, blood ivory weighing 1.5 tonnes was set on fire at Galle Face Green with President Maithripala Sirisena presiding over the occasion. It was to be a message to smugglers that trafficking would not be tolerated in Sri Lanka. Environmentalists, however, claimed that illegal wildlife trade was still on the rise, with […]

A new report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Interpol has highlighted the sophistication and growth of environmental crimes across the world. These crimes range from the illegal trade of wildlife, illegal mining, illegal forestry and fishing. And despite our growing global attention towards conservation, these crimes have jumped 26 percent in the […]