The Diyasaru Wetland Park in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo is being hailed as a major development for preserving and nurturing the island’s abundant biodiversity.
Sri Lanka’s mangroves help curb global warming, nurture diminishing fish stocks, are a key target for eco-tourism—and women are in the forefront of ensuring their survival.
Fish stocks are under threat around the world, and sustainable fishing is top of the agenda for food security among the Indian Oceans maritime nations.
The Kirala Kele wetland in southern Sri Lanka is a haven for birds and birdwatchers alike, and the arrival of the rare migratory Baillon’s Crake marked a fitting celebration for World Wetland Day earlier this month.
Sri Lanka is a small island blessed with spectacular landscapes and beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and natural resources, and a rich cultural heritage. We Sri Lankans are privileged to live here.
A Sri Lankan environmental-protection initiative to safeguard its coastal and inland mangroves—a world first—is also big boost for eco-tourism and a much-welcomed benefit for local women. Mangrove forests of seawater-tolerant trees protect and create landmass and help combat global warming.