Environment & Wildlife
This Mangrove Forest Survived The War But May Not Survive A Shrimp Farm
As Sri Lanka’s armed conflict intensified in July 2008, a fierce battle was waged between government forces and the Tamil Tiger rebels over the strategically important coastal town of Vidataltivu in the Mannar district. After heavy fighting that lasted many days, government troops finally captured the area, considered one of the main bases and logistic […]
Is There Hope For Sri Lanka’s Coral Reefs?
Coral reefs are one of Sri Lanka’s most precious marine ecosystems, but their numbers here have dramatically reduced due to human activity and climate change.
How One Solar Power Plant In Batticaloa Cultivates Energy And Agriculture
Despite #SriLanka having the potential to meet as much as 32% of its annual power demand with solar energy, only 0.01% of that potential was developed as of 2016.
Big Game Hunting In Colonial Ceylon
Between 1796 and 1948 when the British ruled over our island nation, the hunting of wild game was encouraged, rewarded and even celebrated as a sport. And among the many hunters who revelled in it — justified at the time as a means of population control — was Major Thomas William Rogers, who killed roughly 1,500 elephants within 10 years.
Strong Foundations – Episode 02 – Mangrove Restoration
Mangroves are one of our most valuable and critically endangered natural ecosystems.
‘Environment Advocacy Can’t Always Be Donor Driven’ : Anoka Abeyrathne on #TheDebrief w/Roel Raymond
Anoka Abeyratne is an environmentalist and conservationist who is currently the environmental lead for the Royal Commonwealth Society. Here, she speaks with our Editor-in-Chief Roel Raymond on the state of the environment in Sri Lanka, and highlights what more needs to be done in the area of conservation.
Is Climate Change Giving You Anxiety?
After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can often seem that lately there are more and more things to worry about.
Urban Crocodiles: Where Did They Come From?
Finding crocodiles along the coast is not a new thing — but no one wants a saltwater crocodile as their swimming buddy.
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