Thalagoya vs. Kabaragoya The words thalagoya and kabaragoya should sound familiar to anyone who grew up in Sri Lanka. Chances are, many of you may even have spotted one of these remarkable reptiles at some point in your lives. The kabaragoya is what is known as the Asian water monitor or Varanus salvator, while the thalagoya is the Bengal monitor, or Varanus Bengalensis ...

A Closer Look At Sri Lanka’s Illegal Elephant Trade Although there have been less than a handful of baby elephants born into captivity in Sri Lanka since the 1980s – not counting those born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – there has been, strangely enough, an increase in the number of registrations of baby elephants at the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC). Giving sanction and passage to this sinister ...

A Closer Look At Sri Lanka’s Illegal Elephant Trade Although there have been less than a handful of baby elephants born into captivity in Sri Lanka since the 1980s – not counting those born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – there has been, strangely enough, an increase in the number of registrations of baby elephants at the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC). Giving sanction and passage to this sinister ...

There is a significant concern about the issues related to heavy vehicle usage in almost all the countries. Rise of traffic congestion and environmental pollution share a direct link to the increasing number of vehicle on roads today. But, I totally reject the idea of controlling the number of vehicles by enhancing the fuel prices, thus solving traffic and pollution ...

Addressing Climate Change: COP21 and Sri Lanka Featured image courtesy EPA The COP on climate change in Paris saw Sri Lanka make pledges on the global stage, that we will be a responsible nation when it came to the issue of climate change. The President has gone on record that we will develop towards a fossil free future. The Sri Lankan position paper issued in at ...

Moving whales out of the fast lane Missed chances in preventing ships from killing mighty mammals  Image of whale came to Colombo harbor by attached to a ship Sri Lanka missed a November 27 deadline to submit a proposal to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that would save endangered whales off the south coast from being killed or maimed in the busy shipping lane offshore that ...

You can see it; the ‘fire’ in his photographs A coffee table book, The Children of Eden – Tribute to Sri Lanka’s Wildlife, by Rajiv Welikala, will be launched on December 5  “I consider Sri Lanka as one of the last Edens left on earth and wildlife as its true children. So I want to make my maiden book a lasting tribute to the beauty of Sri Lanka’s ...

Hogdeer breeding program bring success Mother hog deer takes care of its new born baby Tiny deer once thought to have been lost to Sri Lanka forever have a toehold on existence with the birth of a fifth baby to a small group kept under protection. Born free: A hogdeer in Honduwa The deer live on an island sanctuary in the Lunuganga set up two ...

Sri Lanka’s national park Yala is suffering from too many visitors, too many jeeps and this national resource is getting depleted fast. Check out the petition to fix things here.

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