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... are legal hurdles in transferring the animal to another country and the zoo is the only facility we have," said Gopal Prasad Bhattarai, deputy director of Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. ... Sloth bears, a critically endangered species, are found in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.
One of Nepal's last known dancing bears that was recently rescued has died after being transferred to a zoo, an animal rights activist said Wednesday, blaming the death on "negligence". The two sloth bears were rescued in southern Nepal in December last year from a pair of itinerant street performers ...
The Bo tree planted at Botale was the direct descendant of the tree at Mahaiyangana -- traditionally one of the places in Sri Lanka visited by the Gauthama Buddha. Botale is .... Also he set up the Ruhuna and Wilpattu National Parks by legislation introduced in 1938 prohibiting the game of killing animals. Buddhism
The first International Forest Day celebrations were held in Sri Lanka in the year 2014. In the Island, the Sinharaja forest has been named as a national heritage. The Knuckles forest reserve, the Samanala Adaviya reserve, and the Horton place National park in the central highlands of Sri Lanka are a ...
... and you can go further afield for guaranteed sun. Sri Lanka is a good bet - Easter falls at the end of the dry season and temperatures are likely to be in the high 20s. Sri Lanka of course has everything - beaches, lush green fields, national parks and colonial towns - so there's plenty to get your teeth into.

We were in Sri Lanka's Yala National Park, on the peripheries of its newest and most dazzling resort, Wild Coast Tented Lodge. "This might be the leopard that growled at me the other night" -- Jayaratne had mentioned this encounter to me the previous day. And the resort manager had also cautioned ...
Many are the Sri Lankans who go to such places as the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, the Yosemite National Park in California, the Niagara Falls in New York or the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, all in the United States of America, when right here in Sri Lanka, we have a wide variety ...
Sri Lanka has long been nicknamed as India's little sister and while throngs of tourists flock to India each year, Sri Lanka is still relatively undiscovered and all the better for it. During your visit you feel you get a lot more of the authentic experience and it is yet to be spoilt by catering for tourists on every street ...
The Yala National Park today confirmed that the majestic tusker known as Gemunu in the sanctuary had lost one of its tusks following an attack by two other single tuskers a few days ago. According to Yala National Park officials, Gemunu had been attacked at the Sandun Oruwa area near Menik River.
Led by Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando, Sri Lanka's leading elephant scientist, and assisted by Dr. Jennifer Pastroni and the Cinnamon Nature Trails Team in ... studies of the seasonal movments and dispersion patterns of smaller herds of elephants that form the larger congregations in Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks during ...
The Yala National Park has earned Rs.700.58 million in 2017, the highest income earned by a national park in Sri Lanka, the Sustainable Development and Wildlife Ministry has said. ... Last year, a total of 1,635,467 tourists visited Sri Lanka's national parks generating an income of 2.04 billion rupees.
With a taste of crab soup, Sri Lankan coffee and a plate of milk rice and prawn curry, we started our journey towards Habarana, looking forward to a forest safari scheduled at the Kaudulla National Park and a 1,200-step climb up to the famous Sigiriya Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Habarana, we ...
Feb 15, Colombo: Among the national parks in Sri Lanka, the Yala National Park in the South has earned the highest income in 2017, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife said. According to the Ministry, the income from Yala National Park in 2017 reached 700.58 million rupees.
Launching with a heavy weight media campaign across the London Underground, the aim is to showcase Sri Lanka using compelling photography, including shots of Yala National Park (where Sri Lanka has the highest density of leopards in the world) and the amazing whale formations seen in Kalpitiya.
National Park in northwest Sri Lanka. One of the country's ... That can be the experience in Yala, Sri Lanka's southern and most popular park, where a 2km queue of safari jeeps forms outside the entrance by 6.30am. ... Wildlife officers are compulsory for accessing all Sri Lankan national parks. It doesn't ...
The beginning of Mahayana Buddhism in Sri Lanka was probably in about the year 100 BC. ... from Tissamaharama, and is one of the major ancient monasteries in Magam Pattuwa (Southern Province, Ruhunu Rata), in the Yala National Park where two such Bodhisattva statues are found, one is headless.

3) Sri Lanka: If sailing is more your thing, then G Adventures' seven-day sailing trip with a perfect mix of chill-out time and exploration, could be just the ticket. Sail from Mirissa ... G Adventures' 12-day journey through this lush land includes national parks, orangutans, a river cruise and a volcano. 6) Korea: If ...
Inside Sri Lanka's new eco-lux resort ... With pristine beaches and gushing waves, Sri Lanka's Arugam Bay is every surfer's dream escape. ... For spotting leopards and sloth bears in undisturbed territory, visit Kumana National Park; and head to Gal Oya National Park for a peak at mugger crocodiles and ...
KANCHANPUR: A total of 3,641 waterbirds of 58 species have been recorded in the Shuklaphanta National Park in Kanchanpur district. The census of birds was conducted through a direct observation method and with the help of binoculars, according to Park conservation officer Gopal Bahadur Ghimire.
The Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrama Perera states that steps will be taken to declare 64 forest reserves as national parks. According to the subject Minister, the relevant cabinet proposal will be presented to the cabinet next week. He added that the general public will ...
The Sri Lankan public and especially the environmentalists have been alleging for a long time that protected sections of Wilpattu National Park are being cleared to build settlements. According to the charges leveled by environmental organizations, such clearing is also taking place in protected reserves on ...
One of the largest national parks in Sri Lanka, Yala Wildlife Sanctuary hosts one of the highest concentrations of leopards in the world. ... Yala National Park is known to have one of the highest concentrations of leopard in the world, and it is worth taking binoculars along to see these beautiful cats lounging ...
Yala National Park is a Sri Lankan treasure. The country's most visited and second largest national park, the massive natural habitat is a wildlife sanctuary full of tropical flora and endangered fauna, from elephants and leopards to Sri Lankan flying snakes and painted-lip lizards. And while seeing the ...
The domed restaurant at Wild Coast Tented Lodge is open to the elements on all sides and it is bucketing rain, as it has been for most of the afternoon and evening here on the edge of Yala National Park, on the south-east coast of Sri Lanka. The only other people in a restaurant for dinner are an elderly ...
For tourists from big cities of Asian countries and from Western countries, the 'Elephant Back Safari' in Sri Lanka can be both an adventurous as well as joyful ... Habarana Elephant Park, Yala National Park, Minneriya National Park, Kaudulla National Park and Yala National Park the most popular area for ...
More recent are evocative colonial fortresses, from Galle to Trincomalee. Across the island, that thing that goes bump in the night might be an elephant heading to a favourite waterhole. Safari tours of Sri Lanka's pleasantly relaxed national parks encounter leopards, water buffaloes, all manner of birds and ...
The Wildlife Conservation Department yesterday requested the public to refrain from visiting Block 2 of the Yala National Park and the Horton Plains National Park because of the prevailing adverse weather conditions. Department's Publicity Officer Hasini Sarathchandra told Daily Mirror that the roads in ...
At least seven people were killed, 26 injured and five reported missing as heavy showers and strong winds lashed the South-Western parts of the country as the deep depression which originated in the Bay of Bengal was moving away from Sri Lanka. Around 18,781 people belonging to 4,886 families of 13 ...
Nagpur: Ace India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who became the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets in his 54th match, breaking Dennis Lillee's record during India's win over Sri Lanka in the Second Test at VCA's Jamtha Stadium, enjoyed the Jungle Safari at Pench National Park ...
After becoming the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets, Indian spin wizard R Ashwin celebrated his achievement and the team's victory over Sri Lanka at the Pench National Park here. On Monday, Ashwin became the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets in his 54th ...
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge opened on 1 November on a beachfront along the edge of Yala National Park, the country's most famous national park, home to wildlife like elephants, crocodiles and monkeys. The lodge is inspired by wilderness safari camps, but contains 28 luxury tented “cocoon suites”.
This, coupled with the tourist draw of the nearby Yala National Park and ... Tweaking its game plan, Sri Lanka sold a 70% stake in the port to the ...
Much has been written and said about Block 1 of Yala National Park and its over-visitation, causing disturbance and danger to wildlife, thus ...
The overcrowding issue at Yala National Park has disrupted wildlife, ... 227 in 2016, according to Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority ...
Perched on a skinny spit of land between the Indian Ocean and the lush jungles of Sri Lanka's Yala National Park is a prime example of an ...
Rekawa's beach is a vital nesting ground for Sri Lanka's five marine turtle species; while Yala, Bundala and Udawalawe national parks, and cultural sites (like rocktop Mulkirigala), can be visited within the day. The hotel's bicycles and kayaks allow for independent exploration of local villages and the nearby lagoon.
The statement issued by the World Bank says “simply closing a block in the Yala National Park is not a holistic nor sustainable solution and is ...
Oct 30, Colombo: The World Bank has released a statement clarifying media reports on World Bank's position on the management of Yala ...
I was intrigued by your piece on Sri Lanka (The Big Trip, last week). ... don't think a visit to Sri Lanka is complete without seeing a national park.
A very respectable hotel near the Palatupana entrance of Yala National Park with smart ... This is the place to sight leopards in Sri Lanka, if not the world, as the ...
The Yala National Park, which was temporarily closed due to the prevalent dry weather taking a toll on its eco systems, reopened for public ...
Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Yala National Park, which was closed for visitors for over two months for public, was reopened today for visitors.
Sri Lanka is a beautiful island, with a 2,500m high mountainous range, stunning waterfalls, endless tropical beaches and national parks full of amazing wildlife. Explore ancient ... Departing 27 October 2018 over 14 days you will explore Negombo, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park, Ahungalla and Colombo.
... to rescue four elephant calves who had fallen into a well in Sri Lanka. ... Wildlife officials then directed the calves towards the national park ...
For nearly 30 years, Sri Lanka was caught in the throes of a brutal civil ... more and more tourists to its Buddhist sites, beaches, national parks ...
The body of the Financial Times reporter who is believed to have been dragged into a lagoon and killed by a crocodile has been found by Sri ...
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. A British tourist died in a suspected crocodile attack at a ...
Yala, Sri Lanka's oldest national park, was closed during the war when the Tigers used it as a hideout. Until then it was leopards that the ruled ...
Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka - It is difficult to predict when the elephants will come. As darkness falls around Sri Lanka's Udawalawe ...


 

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