Filed under Ecology and Environment

Shall we have forests in Colombo ?

Daily Mirror Editorial Dubai has its own indoor rainforest now. India is creating mini-forests in all big cities following the ‘Akira Miyawaki’ method while Brazil, the home of Amazon forest, is doing the same. China which is creating forests in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai at a rate is in the process of building … Continue reading

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SOME BUTTERFLY SPECIES HAVE DWINDLED

Island By Ifham Nizam Pictures courtesy Rajika Gamage   Entomologists, those who specilise in insects strongly believe that when comparing early records to the present distribution of butterfly fauna especially here in Sri Lanka, some species have dwindled. In other words, butterfly populations are restricted to limited areas due to declines in forest vegetation and fragmentation. … Continue reading

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Greta, Ghandhi, Saalumma (and My3)

Importance of Greta Thunberg (Daily Mirror Editorial)   What have a fifteen year-old schoolgirl from Sweden and anti-imperialist fighter Mohandas Gandhi got in common? And what sets them apart from others who actively work to promote causes they support from the environment or to rid themselves of the yolk of imperialism? 

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Marvelous gender shifters

Island Anthias: Born one sex this fish can change to the other Anthias are coral reef fish. Small with elongated bodies, they range from orange, pink, purple, yellow, and they live in large schools with mainly females and a few males. Anthias have an unusual adaptation. They are sequential hermaphrodites. This means they are born … Continue reading

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