A Safari Park In The South The Ridiyagama Safari Park is a project by the Department of National Zoological Gardens, opened to the public on March 28 this year. The project’s key aims are to provide a suitable natural habitat for excess animals of the Dehiwela Zoo, conduct breeding programmes on threatened animal species, and to educate people on animal conservation. Matara Beach. The Safari Park ...

Five out of the seven marine turtle species in the world visit the shores of Sri Lanka, and all of them face potential threats from human activity. Here’s a video that should help you learn more about these five sea turtles, a topic we’ve also explored in our previous article here. Cover image credit: Adhith Swaminathan The post Video: Why ...

Inhumanity and animal-cruelty through a Brusselsian lens Brussels -- a TRAGEDY!The word in the local streets is ‘heat’, and it comes with ‘blackouts’, ‘unannounced power cuts’, ‘sabotage-claims’ and ‘incompetence’. The word in the global streets is actually a proper noun: ‘Brussels’. A few days ago, more than 30 people were killed and dozens injured in attacks at the Brussels international airport and a city metro station. Maybe ...

Live Web Cam - MR. PRESIDENT & THE FIRST LADY (Bald Eagles) In 2014, a pair of mated Bald Eagles chose the most idyllic of nest sites within the United States’ National Capital (Washington, DC), nestled high in a Tulip Poplar tree amongst the Azalea Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum, which is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. This is the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this ...

I closed my eyes and turned to the sun. A million arteries stretching, straining Red blotches expanding I feel as if I’m hovering beneath the surface of a crimson sea -floating Red and orange Blood and light -piercing Fire against my eyeballs A maze of vessels Red, all red consuming me. Splashes of fire against pulsing blood setting it on ...

The Indian Ocean is heating up faster than the other oceans of the world. Why is this happening, and what could this mean for Sri Lanka? Roar recently spoke to climate scientist Dr. Roxy Mathew Koll to understand the issue better. Check out our video here to understand why we need to be concerned, and read our article for a ...

Prof. Dharmawardana has an article that dismisses links between CKDu, glyphosate and chemical fertilizers. However this analysis is severely flawed.To quote Prof. Dharmawardana: New Zealand is one of the biggest users of synthetic fertilizer, applying 1700 kg/hectare in 2012. Other comparative figures (per hectare, World Bank data) are, Malaysia,1600, Singapore 3400, Holland 300, India 165, Sri Lanka 198, Nicaragua 50. ...

It’s High Time Sri Lanka Banned Bottom Trawling For those of you unacquainted with the issue or the concept, bottom trawling is an industrial fishing method whereby fishing nets, with large weights attached to them, are dragged across the seafloor, indiscriminately catching everything in their path. Unfortunately, this method catches more than just the targeted fish, and results in nearly 90% of the “catch” (which includes corals and ...

දින තුනේ සති අන්ත ගැන මා කලින් ලියා ඇති. අද නිවාඩු  කැන්බරා දිනය නිසා. කොහොම වුනත් අවුරුද්දේ මුල් මාස හය තුල නිවාඩු වැඩියි. අන්තිම මාස හයේ තියෙන්නේ අතින් ගන්න නිවාඩු නේ. ඉමියු කියන්නේ අර ඉගිලෙන්න බැරි “පක්ෂි” වර්ගයට අයත් තවත් එකෙක්. මා … Continue reading → ...

Is Ranil Wickremesinghe planning to send Colombo Garbage to Wilpattu Kala-Oya/Lunu-Ela 200m away from proposed Garbage siteThe Garbage in Colombo is becoming a political nightmare and is standing in the way of the Colombo Megalopolis project. Is Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe advocating the move of the Colombo Garbage to the Holcim Aruwakkalu Old Quarry 200m from the Wilpattu National Park border.The surrounding area of the proposed garbage site is pristine ...

The NYT Sunday Review carries a fascinating piece on how US and European wildlife officials are using the full panoply of ICTs and big data analytics to manage eco-systems and human-animal conflict. I’ve always felt that Beniger’s discussion of control was central to any realistic understanding of what is happening with big data and ICTs. What happens with animals today ...

I don’t know if I should be ashamed. Because my loyalty to clouds is inexcusably frail. I feel that clouds are mine when I see these wisps of ocean shine, adorned with the glory of the sun. Gold, bronze, orange, crimson, rose… Oh, the glory! I adore clouds most at sunset. How they’re stained with the radiant, luminous colors. How they ...

මගේ පින්තූර  කාඩ්  එකේ පින්තූර  ටික නැතිවෙලා. නැති වෙලා වුණාට  කාඩ් එක නම් පිරිලා. මේවට වද  වෙන්න බැහැ. කොහොමත් ඒ කාඩ්  එක ටිකක් හොඳ මදි. පින්තූර නැති වුණත්, කතන්දර ඉතිරි නම් කමක් නැහැනේ. හැබැයි පසුගිය ගිම්හාන දිනවල ගත්තු මා ප්‍රිය කරන … Continue reading → ...

Sri Lanka’s Five Sea Turtle Visitors Weighing in at around 916 kg and taking on the dimensions of a king sized bed, the Leatherback sea turtle is considered to be one of the biggest and heaviest living reptiles. Living entirely in the ocean, with huge migration paths, the males of these giants never come ashore. It is only the females who do, for the exclusive purpose ...

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