The 6th Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting of the Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project was held on 11th September 2018, at the “Sobadam Piyasa” Conference Room in Battaramulla. The PSC meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Anura Dissanayake, the Secretary of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment (MoMDE). The Project Director made the presentation on the Action Plan for 2018.
A Nature-Based Tourism Planning Meeting was held in view of implementing nature-based tourism strategies for Bundala National Park on August 1, 2018, at the Saptha Parisara Mandapaya in Battaramulla. This Meeting was held under sub-component 3(b) of the Eco-System Conservation and Management Project (ESCAMP). The Meeting was conducted by Sustainable Tourism Consultant Matthew Humke of US. The participants
In view of enhancing the quality of nature-based tourism opportunities in Sinharaja Forest Reserve Complex, a Nature-based tourism planning meeting was held on 31st July 2018 at ESCAMP. Participants comprised of Officers from the Forest Department, World Bank, and personnel attached to the hotel industry. The Meeting was conducted by Sustainable Tourism Consultant Matthew Humke of US.
Interview with Mr. P.G.D.J. Pebotuwa Coordinator – Sub-Component 2(b) – Human Elephant Co-Existence, of Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project (funded by World Bank; executed by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment) Daily Mirror 2018-08-11 Has Human-Elephant Conflict Taken a Turn for the Worse? There is a notion among the public that there is an
A Nature-Based Tourism Planning Meeting was held in view of implementing nature-based tourism strategies for the Knuckles Conservation Forest on July 30, 2018 at the Saptha Parisara Mandapaya in Battaramulla. Participants comprised of Officers from the Forest Department, World Bank, and personnel involved in the hotel industry. The Meeting was conducted by world renown Sustainable Tourism
Daily Mirror 2018-06-16 Importance of the Environment Environment or an ecosystem is the natural surrounding where living (plants, animals, micro-organisms, and humans) and non-living (soil, water, air, and nutrients) components exist together. A healthy ecosystem comprises of all the chemical elements and nutrients circulating in a cycle while supporting millions of species. The countless number
The PMU conducted a safeguard awareness workshop for capacity building of field-based protected area managers of the Department of Wildlife Conservation on the 14th of June at the Department of Wildlife Conservation conference hall. Around 65 personnel attended the workshop including park wardens and wildlife rangers from Horton Plains, Galway’s Land, Somawathi, Horagolla, Minneriya, Wasgamuwa, Kalpitiya,
The World Bank Mission undertook the 4th Implementation Support and Proposed Additional Financing Preparation Mission from May 21st – June 1st, 2018 to assess the implementation support activities of the Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project (ESCAMP). The meeting also conducted preparation discussion for the additional financing operation to be financed by the Department of Environment,
Conservation of Biodiversity for Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka Daily Mirror 2018-05-22 What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity is the shortened form of two words “biological” and “diversity. In short, bio means life, and diversity means a range of different things – and simply biodiversity means “A Diversity of Life”. It is a combination of all lives