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Dr Ananda Mallawatantri addressing the Expert Session (courtesy:  Korea Environmental Institute)

Dr Ananda Mallawatantri, Country Representative, IUCN Sri Lanka represented IUCN and contributed towards the Bio-Bridge Initiative

As a support to strategic plan for biodiversity 2020 by Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), the Government of Korea came forward with number of supporting initiatives. The Bio-Bridge Initiative (BBI) is among one such 5 initiatives by the Republic of Korea that started in 2014 to support AICHI target 19: “by 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.”  …  

12 Jan 2016 | News story

Planning session – IUCN Biodiversity Team and HSBC Volunteers

IUCN Sri Lanka and HSBC staff volunteers conducted the baseline survey of the Knuckles Watershed Conservation Project

Funded by HSBC through the Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the ‘Watershed Conservation and Restoration in the Knuckles Conservation Forest and Environmental Protection Area: mini-watershed of Puwakpitiya Oya’ is a three year project, started in October 2015, implemented by IUCN Sri Lanka office in close collaboration with the Forest Department.   …  

03 Dec 2015 | News story

Dr Ananda Mallawatantri delivering the Keynote address

Dr Ananda Mallawatantri, Country Representative, IUCN Sri Lanka delivers the keynote address at the Second National Symposium on Marine Environment

Themed Blue oceans blooms blue economy the second National Symposium on Marine Environment was held during 18-19 November, 2015 at the Sri Lanka Foundation in Colombo 7. The symposium was organized by the Marine Environment Protection Authority of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment. …  

30 Nov 2015 | News story

Key Projects

Gandapana

 IUCN Sri Lanka and Holcim Lanka Partnership

IUCN entered into a five-year partnership with Holcim for biodiversity conservation globally. Under this global agreement, IUCN Sri Lanka has forged a country level partnership to develop long-term ecosystem conservation standards for Holcim Lanka, contributing to sector-wide improvements in the cement and related sectors.

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Spotlight on Species Archive

Belontia cf signata

 Belontia signata 

Combtail

Combtail is one of the beautiful endemic fish species in Sri Lanka. It can be found slow moving streams in the wet zone forest areas and foot hills of Knuckles mountain region. Mature males have elongated filamenets on its Pelvic and caudal fin. It will grow up to  6-9 cm in length. Due to habitat loss and over collection, it has identified as Nationally Near Threatened species.

 

Details about species

Publications

Mangrove book cover

An Appraisal of Mangrove Management in Micro-tidal Estuaries and Lagoons in Sri Lanka

 

 

Link to all IUCN Sri Lanka Publications

MFF is flying in Sri Lankan Airlines - Article in Serendib in-flight magazine
IUCN Staffer – Arjan Rajasuriya discussed about Destructive Fishing – LT Magazine
  • Ecological Considerations in
Coastal Development

    Ecological Considerations in Coastal Development

    Photo: IUCNSL

  • Field Guide to Reef Fishes of Sri Lanka

    Field Guide to Reef Fishes of Sri Lanka

    Photo: IUCNSL

The Atlas of Coastal Ecosystems