WorldWideWendy is a pean celebrating the good life, and her latest post looks at luxury tented camps around the world—including three centred on Wilpattu National Park in Sri Lanka.
Major beach and coral cleanup in Sri Lanka marks Beat Plastic Pollution drive for World Environment Day
The Sri Lanka Aqua Club has marked World Environment Day with ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, a major cleanup of the beaches and coral reefs around Sri Lanka. The crusade was led by PADI diver Jehan Pieris. He says: “We removed plastic that was stuck in the corals and other pollutants from the seabed.”
Urban wetlands of Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo ‘a potential boost for tourism and residents’ health’
The international news agency Reuters is spotlighting Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo, and the potential for its urban wetlands network as a tourist attraction. The World Bank, meanwhile, reports that “wetlands could easily become one of Colombo’s most attractive tourist draws”.
Thriving eco-tourism in Sri Lanka ‘must nurture, properly manage and sustain our biodiversity and landscapes’
Eco-tourism in Sri Lanka is thriving thanks to the island’s abundant biodiversity, amazing natural landscapes—and the growing awareness that all this must be nurtured, properly managed and sustainable. The DailyFT interviewed Sri Lanka Rainforest Ecolodge Chairman Prema Cooray, an expert in sustainable tourism.
The rich biodiversity of a unique area inside one of Sri Lanka’s largest primary rainforests was a rich source of food and sustenance for local villages for generations. But when the Sinharaja Reserve became part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, villagers fell back on their own resources by creating ‘home gardens’.
Back-to-nature sustainable eco-living is at the heart of lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south
Eco-tourism doesn’t get much more ‘part of the landscape’ sustainable than the lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south. The Sunday Times reports that Saraii “is not just about seeing the new, but about feeling and breathing in a rustic experience that touches the soul of the traveller”.