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Book launch on ecosystems

A book titled ‘Significant: Journey to Unique Ecosystems in Sri Lanka’ authored by Central Environmental Authority (CEA) Research and Development Acting Director Dr. Ajith R. Gunawardena will be launched at the CEA in Battaramulla on Thursday (17).

Dr. Gunawardena is a scientist working on Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

The book is a descriptive compilation on some of the most significant ecosystems that need immediate conservation and management strategies.

It is based on the author’s experiences and observations, and it has been compiled to educate the public and the policy makers. The book is in Sinhala and English.

“I observed that several unique ecosystems, which were outside conservation areas, were fragile and facing numerous threats by human activities. This booklet is designed to highlight the hidden ecological treasures and their natural beauty. It is important to educate the villagers who are living close to these locations and the relevant local government authorities on impending dangers to these ecosystems. The book consists of details on lesser known but unique habitats encountered in five major routes that I travelled. The book describes over 42 ecosystems in 130 pages,” Dr. Gunawardena said.