Occasional Papers of IUCN Sri Lanka

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Insights into the biodiversity of the Sampur area in Trincomalee

This study documents the terrestrial and aquatic habitat types and floral and faunal species richness found in the Sampur area and current threats to biodiversity in the area.

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2013
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Sustainable development of Delft Island : an ecological, socio-economic and archaeological assessment

This publication presents the findings of the physical, ecological, archaeological and socio-economic assessments of Delft Island; a map of Delft Island, illustrating its present land-use patterns, as well as areas that should, potentially, be earmarked for future development and conservation act

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2013
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A biodiversity status profile of Anawilundawa sanctuary - a Ramsar wetland in the Western dry zone of Sri Lanka

This paper presents the findings of a series of biodiversity assessments conducted in the Anawilundawa wetland sanctuary from September 2003-January 2004.

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2005
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A biodiversity status profile of Lunama, Kalametiya wetland sanctuary

The Lunama and Kalametiya lagoons are located on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Part of the Dry Zone of the country, their importance led to their being designated in 1984 as a Sanctuary under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance.

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2005
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Multiple benefits of small irrigation tanks and their economic value : a case study in the Kala Oya Basin, Sri Lanka

The ancient tank system supported people’s livelihoods in times of foreign invasions. These livelihoods were environment friendly, and had the capacity to feed many a generation who constructed them. Today, many rural people still use these tanks for irrigation and other purposes.

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2005
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Enhancing sustainable livelihoods : a case study from Wanathavilluwa, Sri Lanka

In spite of the fact that Sri Lanka has a relatively high Human Development Index (HDI) overall, the majority of families living in coastal areas fall into the poorest category.

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2004
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A biodiversity status profile of sub-tidal and inter-tidal habitats of the Rekawa, Ussangoda and Kalametiya area

Being an island, Sri Lanka is rich in coastal and marine habitats. Sub-tidal habitats such as coral and rocky reefs are abundant, along with large soft bottom habitats.

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2004
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An assessment of the status of biodiversity in the Muthurajawela Wetland sanctuary

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2002
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Assessment of the economic value of Muthurajawela wetland

The Muthurajawela Marsh is part of an integrated coastal wetland system of high biodiversity and ecological significance. Yet it is subject to intense and growing pressures from urban, residential, recreational and industrial development.

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2003
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A biodiversity status profile of Bundala National Park : a Ramsar national wetland of Sri Lanka

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2002
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An assessment of the status of biodiversity in the Maduganga mangrove estuary

The Maduganga estuary and mangrove islets are a complex coastal wetland ecosystem situated in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Currently not a protected area, Maduganga has been recognised as a priority wetland for conservation because of its rich biodiversity.

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2002
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