In partnership with the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka, SLYCAN Trust conducted a capacity building workshop on Developing Coastal Waste Management Plans on the 26th of March, 2021. The objective of the workshop was to enhance technical knowledge of MEPA staff to implement an effective waste management strategy in fisheries harbors and coastal areas of the country.
SLYCAN Trust and the Marine Environment Protection Authority of Sri Lanka (MEPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 15th of January, 2021, to further share technical expertise and collaborate on efforts to protect, rehabilitate, and restore marine and coastal ecosystems in Sri Lanka. The signing took place along with a planning workshop on coastal and marine conservation and waste management held at Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo on the same date.
The Sri Lankan Elephant has been a symbolic figure in the past and present. In fact, historical information proves a relationship that has begun over 5,000 years ago. However, over the past years the human population has seen a rapid increase which has caused severe problems to this strong relationship. In 2019 alone, a total of 405 elephants and 121 humans have died as a result of human-elephant conflict, which leaves many questions to be answered.
ලෝක කඩොලාන දිනය පසුගිය 26 වැනිදාට යෙදී තිබිණි.කඩොලාන පරිසර පද්ධති සංරක්ෂණ අන්තර්ජාතික දිනය ලෙසද හදුන්වන මෙම දිනයට සමගාමීජාතික වැඩසටහනක් දික්ඕවිට කඩොලාන පරිසර පද්ධතිය කෙන්ද්ර කරගනිමින් පසුගිය 31වැනිදා පැවැත්විණි.
As an island nation, Sri Lanka has a long coastline that stretches for 1,340 kilometres. The ecosystems found in the country’s coastal areas, including mangroves, seagrass beds, estuaries, coastal lagoons, and coastal wetlands, are vital for the biodiversity and socio-economic development of Sri Lanka. Not only do they offer a habitat and breeding ground for a multitude of aquatic wildlife, they also play an important role in providing protection from climate risks such as storms and tidal waves and offer a range of ecosystem services.
உலக சமுத்திர தினத்தை கொண்டாடும் முகமாக SLYCAN Trust இன் ஒத்துழைப்புடன் இலங்கையின் சுற்றாடல் மற்றும் வன ஜீவராசிகள் வளங்கள் அமைச்சு மற்றும் கடல் மாசுறல் தடுப்பு அதிகாரசபையினால் ஒழுங்கமைக்கப்பட்ட நிகழ்வாக வட்ட மேசை கலந்துரையாடல் மற்றும் சதுப்புநில நர்சரிக்கான ( Mangrove Nursery ) திறவு ஒன்றும் களுத்துறையில் இடம்பெற்றது.
තිරසර සාගරයක් උදෙසා නවෝත්පාදන යන්න මෙවර ජගත් සාගර දිනයේ-2020 තේමාවයි. ඊට සමගාමීව මහ සයුර අපේ මතු අනාගතේ යන තේමාවෙන් ජගත් සාගර දින (ජුනි 08) ශ්රි ලංකා සැමරුම කළුතරට නුදුරු වස්කඩුව ටැංජරීන් හෝටලයේදී පැවැත්විණි.
On World Oceans Day on June 08, 2020, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources of Sri Lanka in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust organised a roundtable discussion and opening of a mangrove nursery in Kalutara, Sri Lanka.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis with far-ranging repercussions. Besides the virus itself, Sri Lanka is affected by its own lockdown measures and those of other countries, impacting sectors such as trade, tourism, industry, transport, services, and financial markets. However, the prevailing curfew across large parts of the island have allowed for a rise in the illegal hunting of animals, otherwise known as poaching.
ස්ලයිකැන් ට්රස්ට් ආයතනය සංවිධානය කළ දේශගුණ විපර්යාස හමුවේ සමුද්රීය හා වෙරළබඩ පරිසර පද්ධතිය මැයෙන් වු අන්තර්ජාල සම්මන්ත්රණය (අප්රේල් 27) වැනිදා පැවැත්විණි.
ශ්රි ලංකාවේ දේශගුණ විපර්යාස බලපෑම ආමන්ත්රණය කිරීම උදෙසා ප්රජා පාදක වෙරළ හා සමුද්ර පරිසර පද්ධති ප්රතිස්ථාපනය මැයෙන් ජාතික වැඩමුළුවක් කොළඹ සිනමන්ඩ් ග්රැන්ඩ් හෝටලයේදී පසුගිය (03) වැනිදා පැවැත්විණි.
[Colombo, Sri Lanka] – March 4th, 2020 - On Tuesday, March 03rd, 2020, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) and the Climate Change Secretariat under the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources of Sri Lanka, in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust and with the support of the Ocean Affairs, Environment and Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka, organised a national stakeholder workshop on Community-Based Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Restoration and Addressing Climate Change Impacts in Sri Lanka’ at Cinnamon Grand Colombo
2019 டிசம்பரில், SLYCAN அறக்கட்டளை இலங்கையின் கடலோர பாதுகாப்புத் துறை, Kite Surfing Lanka , களனிய பல்கலைக்கழக மாணவர்கள், இலங்கை கடற்படை மற்றும் மிட்சுபிஷி கூட்டுறவுடன் (Mitsubishi Corporation) இணைந்து கல்பிட்டியாவில் 1,500 சதுப்பு நில தாவரங்களை நடவு செய்தது. ஒரு மாத கால பகுதியில் அதனுடைய வளர்ச்சி வெற்றிகரமானதாக காணப்படுவதுடன் விதி விலக்காக ஒரு சில சதுப்புநில தாவரங்களின் வளர்ச்சி வெப்பம் மற்றும் பிற குறைபாடு காரணமாக மீட்டெடுக்க முடியவில்லை.
[Colombo, Sri Lanka] – January 29, 2020 - On January 23rd, 2020, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources, in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust, organised a stakeholder consultation on mangrove ecosystem restoration and identifying the potential for community livelihood development in Gampaha district. The consultation, held at The Gateway Hotel, Airport Garden Hotel, was attended by many local government officers as well as officers from the Ministry of Environment. Dr P.B. Terney Pradeep Kumara, General Manager/ Chief Executive Officer of MEPA, facilitated the event.
On Friday, January 24th, 2020, SLYCAN Trust will conduct a workshop to better understand Sri Lanka’s livestock sector and the nexus of sustainable consumption and production (SCP), climate change, and sustainable development. The multi-stakeholder consultative workshop is part of ongoing research conducted to analyse Sri Lanka’s policies and plans in the sector and identify potential synergies among climate change commitments, SDGs, and activities related to SCP in the livestock sector of Sri Lanka.
On January 23rd, 2020, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources, in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust, is organising a stakeholder consultation on mangrove ecosystem restoration and identifying the potential for community livelihood development in Gampaha district.
[கொழும்பு, இலங்கை]- தை 29, 2020 , தை 23, 2020 அன்று, சுற்றாடல் மற்றும் வனஜீவராசிகள் வளங்கள் அமைச்சினுடைய (Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources ) கடல் மாசுறல் தடுப்பு அதிகார சபை (MEPA), SLYCAN அறக்கட்டளையுடன் இணைந்து, கம்பாஹா மாவட்டத்தில் சதுப்புநில சுற்றுச்சூழல் மறுசீரமைப்பு மற்றும் சமூக வாழ்வாதார மேம்பாட்டுக்கான சாத்தியங்களை அடையாளம் காணுதல் என்ற கருப்பொருளில் பங்குதாரர்களுடனான செயலமர்வினை ஏற்பாடு செய்திருந்தது.
ජාත්යන්තර මානුෂීය සංවිධානය (HSI) සමග එක්ව ස්ලයිකැන් භාරය (SLYCAN Trust) සංවිධානය කළ දේශගුණික ක්රියාකාරකම් හා තිරසර නිෂ්පාදනය සහ පරිභෝජනය ඔස්සේ ශ්රි ලංකාවේ පශු සම්පත් ක්ෂේත්රයට අදාල තිරසර සංවර්ධන ඉලක්ක සාක්ෂාත් කරගැනීමේ සංවාද වැඩමුළුවක් කොළඹ සිනමන්ඩ් ග්රෑන්ඩ් හෝටලයේදී පසුගියද 24 වැනිදා පැවැත්විණි.
කඩොලාන පරිසර පද්ධති ප්රතිස්ථාපනය සහ ඒ අවට ජනතාවගේ ජීවනෝපාය සංවර්ධනයට අදාල හැකියාවන් හඳුනා ගැනීමේ ගම්පහ දිස්ත්රික් නියෝජිත ආයතන උපදේශනය සීදුව, එයාර්පෝට් ගාර්ඩ්න් හෝටලයේදී පසුගිය 23 වැනිදා පැවැත්විණි.
In December 2019, SLYCAN Trust in collaboration with Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) restored 1,500 mangroves at the 09-acre property of Kite Surfing Lanka in Kalpitiya. In just over a month the plants have already reached about 2.5-3.5 feet with a few plants not making it through due to the heat and other shortcomings that took place when restoring.
දේශගුණ විපර්යාසවලට මුහුණ දීම සදහා මුළු ලෝකයම විවිධ උප්රකම සොයමින් සිටියි. දිනෙන් දින ඉහළ යන ගෝලීය උෂ්ණත්වයට හරිතාගාර වායු විමෝචනය සෘජුව බලපෑම් ඇති කරයි. වායුගෝලයේ කාබන්ඩයොක්සයිඩ් ප්රතිශතය ඉහළයෑම ස්වභාවිකව පාලනය කර ගැනීම හැර වෙනත් විකල්ප සෙවීම දුෂ්කර වී තිබේ.
2nd multi-stakeholder consultation on developing guidelines for coral reef restoration in Sri Lanka was organized by Marine Environment Protection Authority of Sri Lanka in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust on 6th August 2019.
ශ්රි ලංකාවේ කොරල් පර ප්රතිසංස්කරණය සඳහා මාර්ගෝපදේශ සකස් කෙරෙන නියෝජිත උපදේශන හමුවේ දෙවැන්න නාරාහේන්පිට සමුද්රීය පරිසර ආරක්ෂණ අධිකාරියේදී පසුගිය 06 වැනිදා පැවැත්විණි. සමුද්රීය පරිසර ආරක්ෂණ අධිකාරිය (MEPA) ස්ලයිකැන් භාරය (SLYCAN trust) සමග එක්ව මෙම හමුව සංවිධානය කර තිබිණි.
Close to 25 percent of the marine life in our planet lives around coral reefs. This makes coral reefs one of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems. Rising temperatures due to global warming and climate change have put these natural habitats at risk; a vast number of coral reefs around the world are threatened with coral bleaching and some are damaged beyond repair. Overfishing, destructive fishing practices such as dynamite fishing and bottom trawling have also resulted in the destruction of these marine eco-systems.
වදවී යාමේ තර්ජනයට ලක්ව තිබෙන වනසතුන් හා පැලෑටිවල ජාත්යන්තර වෙළදාම පිළිබද සම්මුතියේ (CITES) 18 වැනි සමුළුව 2019 මැයි 23 වැනිදා කොළඹදී පැවැත්වෙයි.
May 23rd, 2019, the 18th Conference ofthe Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ofWild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will come to Sri Lanka. 3,000 delegates willarrive from all over the globe to discuss the next steps in combatting wildlifetrafficking and the poaching of endangered species.
From pangolins to elephants, from tropical timber to birds and snakes: Wildlife trafficking is one of the largest illegal global trade sectors and generates billions of USD per year. Since 1975, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) provides a framework for the sustainable trade of wildlife and ecosystem products.
Sri Lanka is a biodiversity hotspot with an abundance of ecosystems and many endemic species. Its animals and plants are greatly threatened by human activity and the impacts of climate change, putting the world at risk of losing this irreplaceable wealth of wildlife. If we want to preserve Sri Lanka’s biodiversity, actions need to be taken on all levels: by the government, by academia, by NGOs, and by everyone living on the island and around the globe.
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
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, including Sri Lanka. They offer a wide variety of ecosystem services, provide a sheltered habitat for many species of animals, and are vital allies in the fight against climate change.
The recent nabbing of a frozen pangolin in the kitchens of a Chinese restaurant in the heart of Colombo has shed a much-needed spotlight on the importance of curbing the illegal exploitation of these shy mammals which are a globally endangered species, and nationally a near threatened one. There are four species of Pangolin restricted to Asia. The one found in Sri Lanka is the Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), and is commonly called the Scaly Ant-eater (Sinhala: “Kaballawa”, “Aya”; Tamil: “Alungu”). Pangolins can be identified by the distinctive scales which cover their entire body, and they are found in both the wet and dry zones of Sri Lanka.
Last week, in Gomarakandawala, a tiny village in the North-Eastern province of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka, we sat in a tiny house, enjoying a meal from very hospitable, generous people. Even as we ate, we heard firecrackers go off not very far away from us.