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  Island Biodiversity – Significance for Sri Lanka, 22 May 2014, Colombo
The Sri Lanka Business and Biodiversity Platform invites you to celebrate the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity 2014, through an evening of awareness on ‘Island Biodiversity – Significance for Sri Lanka’ on the 22 May from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the HNB Auditorium, 22nd Floor, HNB Towers, Darley Road, Colombo 10.

Dr. Madhava Meegaskumbura from the University of Peradeniya makes the keynote address for the evening. The event is followed by networking space with refreshments for all. More details -> (Please circulate!)


  Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL)
Being an island, Sri Lanka is home to many unique species. The theme ‘Island Biodiversity’ is most relevant to Sri lanka. Birds of Sri Lanka too are an important part of the country’s biodiversity and perhaps the most interesting group of animals due to their attraction and their presence even in busy urban areas.

Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL) aligns its 2014 programmes under the theme “Birds of Sri Lanka: Splendour of Island Biodiversity”: the programme makes a link between islands and birds, which is FOGSL’s main activity. FOGSL is the representative of BirdLife International in Sri Lanka.

January - To start 2014 FOGSL invites all to Welcome the New Year listening to the ‘Dawn Chorus’ compose by Nature’s Musicians. Read more ->

February - Leading up to IDB2014, FOGSL launches a monthly lecture series in line with the theme Island Biodiversity. The first lecture was held on 22 February 2014. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Devaka Weerakoon - who is also the expert heading the National Red Listing process for Fauna in Sri Lanka. See the images here.

More activities coming up!


  Largest day gecko the first on 2014 endemic new species list
A gecko has become the first creature in 2014 to join the impressive list of endemic species of Sri Lanka. The new species, discovered in Rammalakanda forest, has been named Rammale day gecko (Rammale diva huna), classified scientifically as Cnemaspis rammalensis. Read more ->

Lanka advantaged in biodiversity year
The year 2014 has been declared International Year of Small Island Developing States by the United Nations. Along with this, the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) has dedicated this year to the value of “Island Biodiversity”. Read more ->

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme