Sri Lanka is a tropical island in the Indian Ocean comprised of 48 distinct agro-ecological regions which support rich biodiversity.
Photo: Darshani Wijesinghe
IUCN started operating in the country in 1988 with the establishment of the Country Office in Colombo, under a Memorandum of Agreement signed with the Ministry of Land and Land Development. The IUCN Sri Lanka National Governing Committee is comprised of government and non-government members.
IUCN Sri Lanka’s programmes support sustainable natural resource management initiatives of Members and partners. These programmes cover conservation and management of critical habitats, policy/legal and institutional support and environmental education and awareness. Work is focused on the following key thematic areas: biodiversity, business finance and economics, climate change, freshwater and water security, governance – law and rights, Nature-based Solutions, ocean and coasts, protected areas and land use.
News from Sri Lanka
News | 16 Mar, 2023
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 16 March 2023: Ansell Limited, a global leader in protection solutions, and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 23…
Story | 29 Dec, 2022
Over the next three years, the IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office and INSEE Sri Lanka, within the framework of the overall global collaboration between IUCN and INSEE will collaborate on the ecological…