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Training session

IUCN support to the new Marine Unit of the Wildlife Department

In late 2015, on a request by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Conservation, IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office developed the Marine Strategy of the Department of Wildlife Conservation. As proposed in the strategy the “Marine Management Unit” was established in December 2015 under the Natural Resources Management Division of the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC). …  

13 May 2016 | News story

Agency teams discussing land use issues in Northern Province

Reflecting back and recording of lessons learnt of the Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the Northern Province

In 2009, UNEP and UNDP supported Sri Lanka to carry out the “Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the Northern Province (ISEA-North)”. The objective of ISEA-North was to ensure that the resettlement and new development activities in the Northern Region are sustainable and cause minimum damage to natural resources. The project was coordinated by the Central Environment Authority (CEA) and Disaster Management Centre (DMC) with UNDP project management support. …  

02 May 2016 | News story

Restored Puliyankulama Tank

Doubling food production and beating climate change: Restoration of Puliyankulama Tank

The Puliyankulama tank is one of the 22 tanks of the Kapiriggama tank cascade system in the Rambewa Divisional Secretariat Division of Anuradhapura district in Sri Lanka. It has the capacity to hold 120 Acre-Feet of water and the primarily use is to cultivate paddy lands covering 35 acres (14 hectares) supporting over 35 families, approximately 140 community members. …  

27 Apr 2016 | 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.

 

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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