The Value of Mangroves: Ecological Services of Mangroves in Sri Lanka

by Buddhika Ranadheera Mangroves are a valuable ecological and economic resource to Sri Lanka. According to the Forest Department, Sri Lanka is home to over 20 mangrove species which extend over an area of 15,670 hectares. However, mangroves represent only… Continue Reading

Blue-Green Protectors: Mangrove Restoration in Sri Lanka

On the border between land and sea, a unique ecosystem covers tropical and subtropical regions around the world: Mangrove forests. Mangroves are well adapted to saline water and the tides, and they thrive along the coastlines of over 118 countries,… Continue Reading

Women, Children and Climate Change: The Struggles of Vulnerable Groups Forced to Move

by Amayaa Wijesinghe In the past decade, extreme weather events have been triggered all over Sri Lanka, taking place more and more frequently and intensely. The severe drought conditions in districts such as Jaffna and Polonnaruwa have continued unceasingly since… Continue Reading

Moving Grounds: Climate Migration and Refugees

by Dennis Mombauer As climate change alters long-term weather patterns and leads to increasing droughts, floods, and storms, more and more people are turned into climate migrants and refugees. During 2010 and 2011, climate-related disasters have displaced around 42 million… Continue Reading