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Farmer training workshop

Empowering Farmers on water management in small irrigation systems: Training of Farmers in the Kapiriggama cascade tank system in North Central Province of Sri Lanka

IUCN-HSBC project on Ecological Restoration of the Kapiriggama Cascade Tank System in Anuradhapura, North Central Province is aiming to improve the water use efficiency in ancient tank systems. These tank systems that are linked (a cascade) allow recycling of water multiple times as irrigation water. Project components include, improving the capacity of the tanks through partial de-siltation, adopting organic farming, improving drainage conditions, protecting tank bunds and adjacent areas and building the capacity of farmers and officers.  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

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Investigating the impacts of infrastructure on ecology and coastal livelihoods: MFF small grant study on land use options for Thondamanaru Lagoon, Sri Lanka

The Thondamanaru Lagoon is a brackish water body. During the rainy season it covers an area of approximately 30 sq miles with an average dept of 1.5 meters.  In 1953, the Irrigation Department established a barrage with sluice gates about 0.4 km from the mouth of the lagoon. 

19 Jun 2015 | News story

Multi-agency approach to improve the Water Safety in Kelani River

Multi-agency approach to improve the Water Safety in Kelani River

Home for more than 25% of Sri Lankans, the Kelani River Basin (KRB) is the primary source of drinking water to millions of people living or working in Greater Colombo. Furthermore, a large number of industries and businesses depend on the natural resources and services provided by the basin. …  

22 May 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

Pigmy Shrew (Suncus etrucus)

 Pigmy Shrew (Suncus etrucus)

 This is indeed ‘pigmy’ news in the history of a limestone quarry site at Aruvakkalu. Our fellow biodiversity expert, Sampath De A. Goonatilake while at the limestone quarry site earlier this year ‘stumbled’ upon this tiny shrew, no bigger than that of a watch strap in size.


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Publications

Mangrove book cover

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

 

 

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MFF National Strategy and Action Plan
  • 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