Breathtaking aerial views of whales off the coast of Sri Lanka are provided by F-Air to promote ‘air tourism’ from the Sri Lanka Airforce base at Koggala Airport, Galle. “What better way to watch the blue whales than from a low-flying, small aircraft off Sri Lanka’s picturesque southern coast?”
Following our story on the ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ campaign in Sri Lanka, the world’s media reports the tragic death of a whale that swallowed 80 plastic bags. The bags, weighing 8kg, were found during an autopsy after the pilot whale died in southern Thailand.
Fight to the death between crocodile and snake captured by Sri Lanka photographer in Yala National Park
A fight to the death between a crocodile and a huge deadly snake is captured by the UK’s two top tabloid newspapers, the Mail and the Sun. The epic struggle was recorded on camera by amateur photographer Dr Rishani Gunasinghe at a waterhole in Yala National Park, home of our famed leopards and elephants.
Sri Lanka has reinforced its determination to stop wildlife trafficking and species smuggling, which is estimated to be worth at least $19 billion annually. The government-owned SriLankan Airlines launched a new corporate policy in May to strengthen its numerous initiatives to combat the illegal trade.
Condé Nast Traveller goes on safari in Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka—and sees lots of elephants!
If you want to see elephants in Sri Lanka, go to Udawalawe National Park, says Condé Nast Traveller—“they are everywhere”. Writes Mary Holland: “A female elephant shepherds her calf between her legs. It scurries beneath her belly, following her trunk and disappearing from my sight as they pass through the tall grass.
More trees in Sri Lanka help beleaguered macaques made famous by Disney’s ‘Monkey Kingdom documentary
The macaques of Sri Lanka starred in the Disney documentary feature ‘Monkey World, which was shot at the historic capital city of Polonnaruwa. Now they are in trouble—at least, they were. But the government is now acting to preserve the habitat of a species that is found only on this Indian Ocean island.