[canberrabirds] Fw: Talk on: “Natural Capital of Sri Lanka – with specia

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Subject: [canberrabirds] Fw: Talk on: “Natural Capital of Sri Lanka – with special emphasis on birds and mammals”
From: Jack & Andrea Holland <>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 04:25:42 +0000
Chatline subscribers who are not COG members may not be aware of this second presentation by Rahula Perera who will be giving the main presentation at the COG meeting on 13 September.

Jack Holland

Evening talk - ‘Natural Capital of Sri Lanka with special emphasis on birds and mammals’

Sri Lanka is blessed with abundance of nature’s gifts and the pinnacle of them is biodiversity. Within its comparatively small size of just over 65,000 km², it has varied climatic and ecological zones, from coastal lowland to mountain plateaus and wet rain forests to dry arid zones. Such zonal diversity and habitat variety collectively contribute to the high biodiversity in the island.

>From the visitor perspective it can be interpreted as an opportunity to see the largest sea mammal-the whale and the largest land mammal- the elephant in the span of two days as well as over 200 species of birds including 33 endemics in a 10 day trip. Sri Lanka is the best location in the world to see the leopard (panther pardus) during daytime. Sri Lankan culture and civilization is a reaction and interaction of this diversity with humans.

You will get a rare opportunity to hear about this highly diverse little island through the firsthand experience of an ecologist and nature photographer Rahula Perera on 21st September at the Sri Lanka High Commission. An interactive session will follow the presentation.

You are cordially invited.

DATE  :        Thursday 21st September 2017
TIME   :        5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start–half an hour of fellowship and refreshments
VENUE:       Sri Lanka High Commission, 61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
                    (Parking - outside the High Commission premises)

Prior registration is required by 14 September, due to limited space.

To register please email the following details to  

Contact No:

You will receive an acknowledgement within 02 working days. For inquiries please call Ruchini on 02 6198 3756.

You are welcome to share this with friends/colleagues who may be interested
Thank you.

Sri Lanka High Commission

Sri  Lanka High Commission
No 61
Hampton Circuit
Yarralumla, ACT 2600

TP + 61 2 61983756
Fax + 61 2 61983760


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