Sri Lanka

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Ceremonial announcement of the project at the 125th anniversary celebration of HSBC Sri Lanka Photo: Shamen Vidanage, IUCN   Project title: Safe Drinking Water...
Plastic has become an essential part of life nearly everywhere in the world. Its durability, malleability, light weight and low production cost makes...
The global production of plastic is currently estimated to be around 300 million tons per year, while plastic pollution in the marine environment alone is estimated to be around 9.5 million tons,...
Sri Lanka is a tropical island in the Indian Ocean comprised of 48 distinct agro-ecological regions which support rich biodiversity. IUCN started operating in the country in 1988 with the...
Ancient irrigation and water management schemes, including village tank cascades, established over 2,000 years ago by then rulers to meet the...
Due to the uniqueness of these systems, which function as socio-ecological systems, Small Tank Cascade Systems (STCS) were recently designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (...
Anantara Tangalle, one of Sri Lanka’s top-ranked luxury resorts and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) joined hands in May 2017 to...
The project, Conservation of Sea Turtles and Coastal Habitats around Anantara Tangalle, aims to replicate the success of Anantara’s sustainability initiatives through the Dollars for Deeds programme...
Nishanthan Sobana and her husband are a young couple from Sri Lanka's Mannar District who finished school in the crippled economy of the war-torn...
Mannar is one of the districts in Northern Sri Lanka severely affected by the civil war. The escalation of conflicts in 2008 compelled people to flee, leaving many homeless and without livelihoods....
Project title: Ecological restoration of Kapiriggama cascade system of tanks in Rambewa Divisional Secretariat in Anuradhapura Location: Kapiriggama, Anuradhapura, North Western Province of Sri...
As part of the operationalizing of the Kelani River Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Approach (KRMP), IUCN partnered with Brandix Limited (www.brandix....
Ms H. G. J. P. Wijesiriwardhana, the Divisional Secretary of Dompe, inaugurated the event and highlighted the importance of the Kelani River for the area taking into considerations the livelihoods,...
Project title: Development of Policy Strategies and National Action Plan for marine protection in Sri Lanka Location: Covers territorial waters of Sri Lanka, its Fore-Shore and the Coastal Zone of...
Project title:  The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Location: Sri Lanka Duration: August-December 2017 Project background:  Biodiversity is in severe decline worldwide and this can be...
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In Iranawila village in Puttalam, a district situated on the west coast of Sri Lanka, 90% of the population relies on fishing for their livelihoods....
The destruction of the mangrove forests - which play a vital role in protecting nursery habitats for fish - threatens the livelihoods of the local communities. And although cutting mangroves in that...

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