symposium2006 Archive

10 Mar 2008

Present status of mangroves in three different water bodies associated sites in Thirukkovil and Pottuvil, Ampara district

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.
10 Mar 2008

Phytosociology of woody vegetation on the eastern slopes of Nilgiris

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
10 Mar 2008

Conservation significance of privately managed coffee forests of Kodagu, Wetstern Ghats

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
10 Mar 2008

Eco-geographic survey of wild species of Vigna in Sri Lanka

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
10 Mar 2008

Determination of the scale of pattern and distribution in Helicteres isora L. (Sterculiaceae)

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.
10 Mar 2008

On the relationships of birds and their habitat requirements: Insights from a tropical rain forest in Silent Valley National Park, Western Ghats, India

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
10 Mar 2008

Buffer zone restoration and development in Knuckles conservation area, Sri Lanka: An overview of Darwin Initiative Project

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
10 Mar 2008

Preliminary study on herpetofaunal diversity of Nilgala forest area in Monaragala district, Sri Lanka

Nilgala Forest Area (NFA) is one of the largest and important forest area in Monaragala District, Uva Province. It contain 12,432 hectares and lies within 7o 08‘ – 7o 14‘ NL and 81o 16‘ – 81o 20‘
10 Mar 2008

Current distribution and abundance of slender lorises (Loris tardigradus and L. lydekkerianus) in Sri Lanka

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.
10 Mar 2008

Diurnal avifaunal diversity, species richness and density along the Bolgoda canal in the Bellanwila- Attidiya sanctuary, western Sri Lanka

Diurnal Avifaunal diversity, density and species richness were studied along the Bolgoda Canal in Bellanwila- Attidiya Sanctuary (70 42/ N, 790 49/ E) of Western Sri Lanka from June 2005 to February 2006. Six lines transect (length