Book on ecosystems | Sunday Observer

Book on ecosystems

13 September, 2020

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.

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

The book, in Sinhala and English, is a descriptive compilation on some of the most significant ecosystems needing immediate conservation and management strategies. It is based on the author’s experiences and observations.

“I observed that unique ecosystems 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 local government authorities on impending dangers to the ecosystems. The book consists of details on lesser known but unique habitats,” Dr Gunawardena said.