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activists continue to fight for captive elephants

activists continue to fight for captive elephants

Kalani Kumarasinghe – dailymirror.lk Last week the Court of Appeal issued an interim order preventing the Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department from granting permission for wild elephants to...

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A Disappointing Decision

A Disappointing Decision

By Risidra Mendis Ceylon Today Features They belong in the wild with their herds and their babies, or so we think. However, some people believe, elephants belong not in the...

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108 Elephants Privately Owned

108 Elephants Privately Owned

BY Pamodi Waravita – themorning.lk Amidst a national discourse on the merits and demerits of the private ownership of elephants, the Wildlife and Forest Conservation Minister C.B. Rathnayake yesterday (22)...

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Coexistence suggested instead of traps for leopards

Coexistence suggested instead of traps for leopards

Rapidly fading ‘cat’ population in Central Highlands a concern There is increasing evidence that leopards are now being killed for their body parts, as supposed aphrodisiacs, and their meat for...

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Elephants are not anatomically built to carry you around

Elephants are not anatomically built to carry you around

DIMITHRI WIJESINGHE – themorning.lk Elephant riding and hands-on interactions are hugely popular all across the globe, especially in South Asia. However, there is a dark side to these activities that...

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New unusually large species of gecko found at Kalthota

New unusually large species of gecko found at Kalthota

Ifham Nizam – island.lk A team of research scientists have discovered an unusually large gecko species at Kalthota, Sri Lanka. This new gecko species was named as Hemidactylus kimbulae. Due...

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Warming Atlantic forces whales into new habitats, danger

Warming Atlantic forces whales into new habitats, danger

By Blaine Friedlander |  September 1, 2021 Warming oceans have driven the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population from its traditional and protected habitat, exposing the animals to more lethal ship...

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On the “Island of the Blue Dolphins,” a Glimmer of Hope for a Rare Fox Species

On the “Island of the Blue Dolphins,” a Glimmer of Hope for a Rare Fox Species

The San Nicolas Island fox, a subspecies of the Channel Island Fox only found on the most remote of California’s eight Channel Islands, is at a low risk of extinction,...

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Lesser Known ‘Jaws’

Lesser Known ‘Jaws’

By Sanuj Hathurusinghe Ceylon Today Features  The Hollywood may have portrayed sharks as blood thirsty villains with neverending rows of sharp teeth but they are far more fascinating, complicated, and...

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Wildlife Crimes Stoop to a New Low

Wildlife Crimes Stoop to a New Low

By Risidra Mendis  A young tusker lies dead at Block 3 of the Yala National Park. Lying on the ground in his own blood and dung, this gentle giant lost...

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