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Bandula barb population count with the participation of local youth

Bandula barb population count with the participation of local youth

The Bandula barb (Pethia bandula) is a point endemic species. This means that it is only found naturally at one specific location in the world – a 1.5 km stretch of stream passing through the Hapugoda, Rabbidigala and Alpitiya villages of Galapitamada in the Kegalle District of Sri Lanka. …  

31 Mar 2014 | News story

Arabian Oryx

New Guidelines on conservation translocations published by IUCN

As the world’s biodiversity faces the incessant threats of habitat loss, invasive species and climate change, there is an increasing need to consider more direct conservation interventions. Humans have moved organisms between sites for their own purposes for millennia, and this has yielded benefits for human kind, but in some cases has led to disastrous impacts. In response to this complex aspect of conservation management, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) and Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) have revised and published the IUCN ‘Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations’. …  

12 Aug 2013 | 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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Archives
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