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Cabinet to ban oil palm cultivation

The Cabinet has decided to uphold a decision by the previous government to ban oil palm cultivation in Sri Lanka citing environmental impact.

Registering tamed elephants: Conservationists cry foul over Cabinet paper

Conservationists and animal rights groups are up in arms over an alleged Cabinet proposal to release illegally captured baby elephants back to their captors.

Shambolic mitigation methods worsening Human-Elephant Conflict

Unorganized methods of mitigating the Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC), has resulted in increasing the conflict over the decades other than providing a solution.

Seven elephants died of poisoning – Minister

Officials agree that the elephants were poisoned but are yet to discover whether it was a biological or an artificial substance that felled these magnificent creatures

Tikiri the elephant is back home but conservationists blast maltreatment

Tikiri, the skeletal 70-year-old female elephant which paraded in the Kandy Esala Perahara and whose poor health condition gained local and international attention is back at home at her owner’s house in Kegalle.

Bonavista coral reef at risk from possible oil spill

One of Sri Lanka's most pristine marine environments, the Bonavista Coral reef, is in danger of being hit by an oil spill, the General Manager of the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) Dr. Teney Pradeep Kumara told RepublicNext today July 19.

Cabinet nod for Rs. 800mn Beira lake cleanup project

Cabinet has greenlit an investment of Rs. 800 million to clean up the Beira Lake.

Cabinet approves the ban on import of chainsaws

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to ban the import of chainsaws with the intention of preventing deforestation.

Sirisena’s chainsaw ban won’t stop deforestation

Large scale development projects which are harmful to nature must see an end in order to stop deforestation and environmental destruction, the Centre for Environment and Nature Studies (CENS) said.