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Category Archives: wild life
Asha de Vos is a Sri Lankan marine biologist, ocean educator and pioneer of blue whale research within the northern Indian Ocean. She is known for her Blue Whale Project. She is a Senior TED Fellow and was chosen for a BBC 100 Women award in 2018.
Dr. Rudy Rudran, Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, in Island, 16 November 2019, with this title “Sri Lanka’s purple-faced langur is among the world’s 25 most endangered non-human primates”
The IUCN’s Primate Specialist Group (PSG) has again included Sri Lanka’s purple-faced langur in its list of Primates in Peril. This listing provides details on the 25 most endangered non-human primates in the world and is published every two years. It has included the purple-faced langur since 2004, when the IUCN classified its western sub species as critically endangered due to extensive deforestation of its lowland rainforest habitat. Deforestation threatens the survival of this subspecies because it relies almost exclusively on tree canopies for movement and for its diet mainly of leaves.
As Kumar Sangakkara takes on the majestic chair of President MCC. Juliet Coombe will showcase Sri Lanka’s special delights and demand sustainable paths in a hard-hitting critique of past policies at a leading venue in London on 15th October 2019
Juliet Coombe: “Sustainable Sri Lanka: An Island Dream?”
at The Linnean Society (Meeting Room, at The Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBF………………… From 2pm – 3.30pm, Tuesday 15th October 2019
Courtesy of a Face book entrybya Sri Lankan with good taste…web reference misplaced
Malaka Rodrigo in Sunday Times, 18 August 2019, where the title runs “Out of the blue, a visitor is blown in by the monsoon”
An unusually large bird found this week on Muthu Panthiya island in Chilaw drew crowds as it had never been observed on land. Stricken by curiosity, the villagers caught the bird and handed over to the Anawilndawa wildlife office. The bird, blackish with white underparts, had a very long, hooked beak and a wide wingspan and looked clumsy on the land, unable to perch properly. It was later identified as a frigatebird – a large seabird inhabiting tropical and subtropical ocean regions.