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A comparison of the conservation and legal status of the fauna and flora of Sri Lanka

A comparison of the conservation and legal status of the fauna and flora of Sri Lanka

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Published by IUCN, Sri Lanka in [Colombo] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka.
    • Subjects:
    • Endangered species -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Plant conservation -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Wildlife conservation -- Sri Lanka.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementKumudini Ekaratne ... [et al.].
      ContributionsEkaratne, Kumudini., IUCN Sri Lanka.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH77.S72 C66 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 165 p. ;
      Number of Pages165
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3443016M
      ISBN 109558177180
      LC Control Number2005318010
      OCLC/WorldCa60590356

      New assessment shows Sri Lanka’s amphibians being pushed to the brink - A recent global IUCN Red List assessment of the amphibians of Sri Lanka has highlighted that 72 of them are threatened with extinction, with 20 critically. The fauna of Sri Lanka: status of taxonomy, research and conservation Taxonomic research on the faunal groups of Sri Lanka has undergone tremendous growth since the s, resulting in the discovery and scientific description of several new species.

      This Global Legal Monitor article by Constance Johnson covering Animal protection, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), , Endangered species was published on February 5, for Sri Lanka. CITES is an international agreement between governments, aimed to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

      The red slender loris is listed in CITES Appendix II and also nationally protected by the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance Act No. 2, , and its subsequent amendments. Scientific research on Sri Lanka’s lorises still consists of only a handful. Sri Lanka has 54 species of fish, are found in the waterways and marshands, including prized aquarium varieties such as scissor-tail barb and the ornate paradise fish. There are myriad clourful tropical marine fish. There are 38 species of amphibia found in Sri Lanka. Out of these, 16 are unique to the island.


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