Information on lichen flora in Sri Lanka is scarce. Therefore a study was carried out to investigate lichens growing on a tree species common to all five eco regions (Montane, Wet, Intermediate, Arid and Dry zone) of
Thirukkovil and Pottuvil villages in Ampara district are well known for Ecotourism. Village ecotourism is based on the beauty of the coastal belt and its surrounds which is decorated by flora and fauna within its geographical sites.
For proper assessment of biodiversity, its rate of extinction and driving forces leading to extinction, information on the vegetation type, floristic composition and their habitats, human interventions and ultimately impact on landscape changes vis-à-vis biological richness characteristics
The main approach for habitat conservation in the past has been the establishment of protected areas. This however, cannot ensure the protection of all the earths’biodiversity. Without tackling the influences leading to environmentally destructive activities, parks don’t
The eco-geographic survey of plant genetic resources is essential for effective in situ and ex situ conservation of plant genetic resources. Results of eco-geographic survey could be used to predict new areas for survey and to assist
Helicteres isora L. is a traditional multipurpose plant used by indigenous community and villagers in all the three major climatic zones in Sri Lanka. It naturally occurs in the edges of forests and in disturbed secondary vegetation.
At Silent Valley National Park, (SVNP) the habitat associations for birds and the effects of environmental variables, seasonality at various altitudes have been studied. We used bird count data collected from 60 plots during 2002-2005 at 30-m
The Knuckles Conservation Area, which extends to an area about 17, 500 ha of central uplands of Sri Lanka, is famous for its highly diverse species of flora and fauna, endemism and many unique habitats. Over few
Two species of slender lorises are currently recognized in Sri Lanka. They are Sri Lanka red slender loris (Loris tardigradus) and Grey slender loris (L. lydekkerianus), with four currently recognized sub-species; viz. Western red slender loris (L.