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Is technology the secret to cleaning up the oceans?

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Is technology the secret to cleaning up the oceans?

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How Much Can the Worst Coral Bleaching Event on Record Be Blamed on Climate?

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How Much Can the Worst Coral Bleaching Event on Record Be Blamed on Climate?

Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Oregon State University/Flickr This story originally appeared at Climate Central.Warm ocean waters that sucked the color and vigor from sweeping stretches of the

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Sea animals are more vulnerable to warming than are land ones

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Sea animals are more vulnerable to warming than are land ones

The impact of climate change on biodiversity is a pressing concern. A study now combines experimental data with careful modelling to compare the vulnerability to warming of animal species on land and in the ocean.

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Valuing & Investing in Ecosystems as Development Infrastructure: economic analysis of options for climate-compatible development in coastal zones of Kenya & Sri Lanka

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Valuing & Investing in Ecosystems as Development Infrastructure: economic analysis of options for climate-compatible development in coastal zones of Kenya & Sri Lanka

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269099074_Valuing_Investing_in_Ecosystems_as_Development_Infrastructure_economic_analysis_of_options_for_climate-compatible_development_in_coastal_zones_of_Kenya_Sri_Lanka Abstract The iCoast project ‘understanding the fiscal and regulatory mechanisms necessary to achieve CCD in the coastal zone’ is funded by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and carried out by Edinburgh Napier University, LTS International, Birmingham University, Ruhuna University in Sri Lanka and Kenya Marine and Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with Ecometrica. […]

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“Should ‘Paraviwella Beach’ in Sri Lanka be Preserved for ‘Sea Bathing’?”: A ZTCM Approach

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“Should ‘Paraviwella Beach’ in Sri Lanka be Preserved for ‘Sea Bathing’?”: A ZTCM Approach

http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/suslj.v14i2.7697 Abstract ‘Sea bathing’ is the main recreational activity at the Paraviwella Beach Park in Sri Lanka. However, there is a proposal by the Government of Sri Lanka to convert the Beach Park into an area that could be used for the expansion of the fisheries harbour. Our study examines the possibility of the proposal […]

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Estimation of the Welfare Benefit of Boating at Maduganga Ramsar Wetland in Sri Lanka

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Estimation of the Welfare Benefit of Boating at Maduganga Ramsar Wetland in Sri Lanka

http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/te.2014.0382 Abstract Maduganga is a Ramsar wetland in Sri Lanka, an area of high biodiversity and a unique ecosystem receiving high visitation (52,726 local visitors in 2012). Although tourism causes negative impacts on the environment, the welfare benefit it enjoys (in terms of consumer surplus) should be considered while taking natural resources management decisions on […]

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‘Turtle watching’: A strategy for endangered marine turtle conservation through community participation in Sri Lanka

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‘Turtle watching’: A strategy for endangered marine turtle conservation through community participation in Sri Lanka

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284103152_’Turtle_watching’_A_strategy_for_endangered_marine_turtle_conservation_through_community_participation_in_Sri_Lanka Abstract Turtles at the Rekawa sanctuary in Sri Lanka are under threat due to ongoing illegal activities. This study estimates the entrance fee that can be charged to visitors for ‘turtle watching’ to ascertain whether revenues from such fees can be used to compensate fishermen and reduce such illegal activities. We carried out a […]

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Economic valuation of a mangrove ecosystem threatened by shrimp aquaculture in Sri Lanka

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Economic valuation of a mangrove ecosystem threatened by shrimp aquaculture in Sri Lanka

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16151655 Abstract Mangrove ecosystems in Sri Lanka are increasingly under threat from development projects, especially aquaculture. An economic assessment is presented for a relatively large (42 ha) shrimp culture development proposed for the Rekawa Lagoon system in the south of Sri Lanka, which involved an extended cost-benefit analysis of the proposal and an estimate of […]

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Valuation of ecosystem services

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Valuation of ecosystem services

http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/handle/123456789/938?show=full Abstract Kala Oya Basin (KGB) is one of the largest river basins in Sri Lanka which covers an area of around 2,870 knr and expands over three provinces and four districts. The river basin covers many different types of ecosystems, valuable biodiversity resources and characterized by conflicting user interests and serious degradation issues. The […]

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Valuation of Ecosystem Services of the Maha Oya

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Valuation of Ecosystem Services of the Maha Oya

http://efl.lk/v2/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Valuation-of-Ecosystem-Services-of-the-Maha-Oya.pdf Summary The Maha Oya is one of Sri Lanka’s major rivers, and flows into the western coast of the country. It  has  been  a  source  of  sand,  clay  and  water  for  many  decades.  However,  over  recent  years, clay and sand mining have increased, to meet the rapidly growing construction demands of the country. These […]