Sri Lanka may be a global biodiversity hotspot, but national development projects, encroachment for cash crops and expanding human settlements threaten the fragmented habitats that foster a rich variety of rare and endangered species.
EFL conducted a pilot study involving a national scale mapping of biodiversity conservation priorities in the light of development goals and socio-economic data. By identifying biodiversity priorities and aligning them with national planning strategies, we can ensure that Sri Lanka’s development does not compromise its rich biological heritage.
EFL will be presenting the results of this study at a public lecture on the 4th of April, at the Lavender Hall – BMICH, from 4.30-5.30. This is event will be held in collaboration with the Strategic Enterprise Management Agency.