As populations increase, and cities rapidly expand, nature and urban spaces intermingle, sometimes to devastating effect. Take the wildfires in Ella, for instance, that have now become commonplace, as farmers engage in fire-fallow cultivation or the garbage piling at Monroviawatte, affecting human and animal life. But the resilience of nature is also manifest when ecosystems adapt to changes, and in this series, we’ll also look at the unique, hybrid ecosystems that have developed as a result of the changes to nature, that need to be recognised and conserved. Like the wildcats pacing Colombo’s network of canals, and the peacocks taking the highway to the city.
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