Sri Lanka

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Sri Lanka.

School children involved in the restoration of Massallawa tank catchment area
Project title: Ecological restoration of Kapiriggama cascade system of tanks in Rambewa Divisional Secretariat in Anuradhapura Location: Kapiriggama, Anuradhapura, North Western Province of...
Ms H. G. J. P. Wijesiriwardhana, the Divisional Secretary of Dompe addressing the gathering
As part of the operationalizing of the Kelani River Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Approach (KRMP), IUCN partnered with Brandix Limited (www.brandix....
Ms H. G. J. P. Wijesiriwardhana, the Divisional Secretary of Dompe, inaugurated the event and highlighted the importance of the Kelani River for the area taking into considerations the livelihoods,...
National Consultative Workshop
Project title: Development of Policy Strategies and National Action Plan for marine protection in Sri Lanka Location: Covers territorial waters of Sri Lanka, its Fore-Shore and the...
A woman presents in front of a room full of people seated around small tables
Project title:  The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Location: Sri Lanka Duration: August-December 2017 Project background:  Biodiversity is in severe decline...
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A young woman holds up a denim dress that she made
In Iranawila village in Puttalam, a district situated on the west coast of Sri Lanka, 90% of the population relies on fishing for their livelihoods....
The destruction of the mangrove forests - which play a vital role in protecting nursery habitats for fish - threatens the livelihoods of the local communities. And although cutting mangroves in that...
On Delft, an island in the Palk Strait north of Sri Lanka, approximately 1,200 out of a population of 4,502 rely on fisheries for their livelihoods....
“Though we were getting huge fish catches, we were not able to sell it all at a fair price. This forced us to dry the excess fish and sell it to local retailers,” said Annet Pathmavathy, a native of...
The northern province of Sri Lanka has gone through some tough times. Between 1980 to 2009, a civil war left over 60,000 people dead, 20,000 missing...
While hundreds and thousands struggled to recover from the tsunami disaster, it was only after the war ended in 2009 that communities could really reorganise their lives and regain a sense of...
The “Abaya vapi” or “Abaya wewa” is the first tank built in Sri Lanka (5th century BC)
Sri Lanka is a tropical island in the Indian Ocean comprised of 48 distinct agro-ecological regions which support rich biodiversity. IUCN started operating in the country in 1988 with the...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is undertaking pilot assessments of ecosystem services in two natural World Heritage sites...
Ecosystem services are defined as the outputs of ecosystems – for instance food, freshwater, fertile soils, or regulating processes – from which people derive benefits. These benefits can be...
workshop in progress
On August 1, 2017 as part of the larger initiative of the Kelani River Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (KRMP), a workshop was conducted by the IUCN Sri...
The workshop was held at the Vihaga Reception Hall in Meegoda. Mr Jinasiri Dadellage, former Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Dr Ananda Mallawatantri, Country Representative of IUCN...

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