A massive beach cleanup at the popular west-coast tourist resort of Negombo, dubbed the ‘gateway to Sri Lanka’, has proved a huge success.
‘Ecotourism star’ Sri Lanka heads National Geographic list of 9 global destinations ‘doing tourism right’
National Geographic’s sustainable travel expert Costas Christ highlights Sri lanka as one of nine destinations around the world that are “doing tourism right”.
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.”
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”.
Do you have a favourite tree in Sri Lanka? Help preserve it by entering the Asian Tree Of The Year contest
Sri Lanka is taking part in Asian Tree of the Year—to photograph and publicise trees which have a special role in preserving our biodiversity heritage.
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.
Mail Online, the mostly widely read English-language news website on the planet, is effusive about Sri Lanka’s fabulous Mudhouse, a real back-to-basics eco experience.
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.