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World’s last male northern white rhino dies

Rahino sources (CNN)The world’s last male northern white rhino has died leaving only two females left to save the subspecies from extinction.

The 45-year-old rhino named Sudan had been in poor health in recent days and was being treated for age-related issues and multiple infections.
A veterinary team made the decision to euthanize Sudan after his condition deteriorated significantly, the conservation group WildAid announced Tuesday.
Sudan lived in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, surrounded by armed guards in the days leading up to his death to protect him from poachers.
“He was a gentle giant, his personality was just amazing and given his size, a lot of people were afraid of him. But there was nothing mean about him,” said Elodie Sampere, a representative for Ol Pejeta.
Researchers were ab...

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Sri Lanka is a county with a very high rate of elephant and tusker deaths

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Around 200 die each year, mostly due to conflicts with humans, he says.

Natural causes claim around seven lives at most, according to him. An elephant has a life expectancy of around 80 years.Statistics show around two elephant deaths every three days, he says, adding that six tuskers died last year.Dr. Kariyawasam says the decline in forest cover of the country to around 16 per cent has lost elephant habitats. Also, human habitats have come up in elephant passes, forcing them to invade villages. The political authority has failed to solve this human-elephant conflict, he notes.
An elephant management policy introduced in 2008 proposed erecting a fence around a 50 km of forest area. Those who breach that were to be given to private owners...

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Sri Lanka’s Marine resources are exploited !

The sky overhead is so blue that it has tinged the ocean below. The scorching sunlight is unbearable. Tourists are all over the place. They are enchanted by the sight of corals. The office of the wild life conservation department located nearby is on guard. Someone emerges from nowhere carrying some bulky items. He is a little away from the rough waves. Some tourists are seen around the person carrying the heavy burden, which contains nothing, but bread. Now we are about to witness a common scene. A myriad of fish of all colours, shapes and sizes throng around him sensing the food they are about to receive. The ornamental fish have got used to this daily ritual and the tourists are thrilled by the large variety of fish and lose no time in clicking their cameras or taking selfies...

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Uma Oya Project: More Moves To Grab Public Money

by Ifham Nizam (Sunday Leader (16.07.2017)

The Uma Oya contractor, FARAB Energy and Water Project Company, an Iranian company, is responsible for carrying out the project. It is an insured company and should take steps to use its insurance money rather than trying to grab public money, environmentalists and scientists claim.
Environmentalist Dr. Ravindra Kariyawasam says that a company like FARAB is insured especially knowing the consequences. However, he says they were keen to drag technical issues and other related problems to fatten their purses.
Dr. Kariyawasam warns that the next five kilometers of tunneling is going to be extremely dangerous and the government should take serious note of it.
He said that President Maithripala Sirisena agrees there is a problem with the project go...

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කූණු කන්දට යටකර මිනිසුන් මරා දමා මාස තුනයි. කූණු වලට තවම විසදුමක් නෑ

වසර අටක් තිස්සේ මීතොටමුල්ල කුණු කන්දට එරේහිව සටන් කල දයාබර සටන් සගයන් මියගොස්ජූලි 14 මාස තුනක්ය . මෙම මනුෂ්ය ඝාතනයට තෙමසක් ගතවුවද එහි වගකීම රජය හෝ කුණු වලින් කප්පමි ගත් මැති ඇමතිවරු හෝ රාජ්ය ආයතන බාරගන නොමැත. මීතොටමුල්ලේ කුණු කන්ද නිසා අනාථ වූ පිරිසි තවමත් අනාථය. ඔහුන්ට නිසි පරිදි ජීවත් වීමට අවශ්ය වටපිටාවක් සකස් කිරීමට තවමත් සමත්වී නොමැත...

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හෙළ උරුමයේ කුණ මුතුරාජවෙල කුණු කරයි

මුතුරාජ වෙල වගුරු භූමියට මෙි වන විට කොළඔ නගර සභාව මගින් කසළ බැහැර කිරීම ආරමිබ කර තිබෙින්නේ ජනතා විරෝධ්ය මධයේ දැවැන්ත පාරිසරික හානියක් මුතුරාජාවල අභය භූමියට සිදුකරමිනි.
පාථළී චමිපික රණවකගේ හා පරිසර අමාත්යංශත්්ය් අවශ්යතාව මත මෙම කුණු මුතුරාජවෙලට බැහැර කරන්නේ හුදෙක් කුණු වලට කිරීමට කිසිදු දෙයක් නැති නිසා නොව...

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ලෝක පරිසර දිනය සමරමු -වෙල්ලසේ කැලෑ ඉඩමි සිංගප්පුරුවට හා ඇමරිකාවට ජුනි 05 පරිසර ඇමතිවරයාගේ සුරතින්

ඌව වෙල්ලස්සේ උක් වගාව සදහා කැලෑ ඉඩමි අක්කර හැට දෙදහස් පන්සියයක් සිංගප්පූරු සමාගමක් හරහා ඇමරිකාවට ලබාදීමට රජය මෙීවන විට කටයුතු කර ඇත. පරිසර ඇමති හා ජනාධීපති වන මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන විසින් එයට අදැල කැබිනටි පත්‍රිකාවට මෙිවන විට අත්සන් තබා ඇති අතර ජුනි 05 වන දින එම ඉඩමි නිල වශයෙන් පරිසර ආමත්‍යවරයා ලබාදීමට කටයුතු සූදානමි කර ඇත...

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ගස් කපා තේ වාගාකල නිසා රන්මලේ කන්ද කොටසක් නාය යයි

ටී.ඩී.කේ.ඒ.ප්‍රසන්න.
පරිසර හා සොබාදහමි අධ්‍යයන මධ්‍යස්ථානය

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පසුගිය24,25 යන දිනයන් තුළදී ඇද හැලුනු අධික වර්ෂාව නිසාවෙන් දිවයිනේ කඳුකර පද්ධති කීපයක්ම නාය යෑමේ අවදානයට යොමු විය. හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලස්මුල්ල ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ටාශයට අයත් “ රන්මල” කඳු පද්දතියේ බොහෝ ප්‍රදේශයන් විශාල වශයෙන් නාය යෑම් වලට ලක් විය...

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Flood and landslide in Sri Lanka: a gift of mega development projects

Flood on Highway

According to government reports, recent flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka have caused widespread disruptions across the country. At least 200,000 people have been displaced by the floods, many casualties have been reported and dozens are feared missing. Government try to say this is a result of climate change. According to me climate change is like a god. God does not take any responsibility and he doesn’t have to do anything to conserve people or nature.
This is not a normal situation for Sri Lanka. We were discussing this disaster since 2010 and we hoped it .Our previse reports explained this situation before it comes and those have handed over to the Sri Lankan president and Environment ministry and other responsible persons and institutes.
Through the reports and campaign’s we we...

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UN-” I am With Nature ,Environment Minister Of Sri Lanka with -Gazelle Ventures (Forest land for Sugarcane)

ministers of the ‘Yahapaalana’ government has given approval to cabinet paper MDE/AD/03/CAB-PA/2017 to hand over 62,500 acres from Uva-Wellassa to the Gazelle Ventures of Singapore, through its parent company, the New York-based multinational company CDVCA, to cultivate sugarcane. The official handover will take place on June 05 ,the day of world Environment and president Maithripala Sirisena, as the minister of environment, has signed the relevant cabinet paper.

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The cabinet paper says the Bibile sugar company development project will be launched in 2017, carried out in an expeditious manner for its commercial operations to be launched before December 2019 in order to eliminate poverty by creating sustainable economic prosperity for the people of Rambaken Oya special economic area und...

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