Centre for Environmental Justice Political Pressure to degazette Wedithalathive Nature reserve has now come to the peak under the new political regime. This attempt was began in 2017 in order to cultivate exotic prawn species “Litopeneus Vanname”, however, a report prepared by the Department of Wildlife Conservation showed that degazetting will have detrimental results to
Centre for Environmental Justice started Colombo Wetland conservation project with the support of GEF/SGP project of the UNDP. According to the sources not more that 2000 Ha are now available as wetlands. They too face severe threats due to the development, encroachment, waste dumping etc. Muthurajawela is the largest wetland located in the border of
Ejustice December 2019 covers the story of presenting the environmental policies of the Presidential Candidates. Other articles cover the stories of Human Elephant Conflict, Destruction of Colombo Wetlands, Burning plastics, Lead paint elimination week of action, Agroecology in Cuba and Climate COP 25. Download (PDF) copy here.
National Conference on Colombo Wetlands was successfully held in Colombo 11 th June 2019 at water’s edge, Battaramulla with the participation of decision makers, state agency representatives, practitioners, academics, developers and the general public especially community level representatives. The objective of this conference was to initiate a high level discussion on importance of protecting this