A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselfies of Sri Lanka (ebook)
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About the book
The “Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Sri Lanka” by Amila Sumanapala is a significant contribution to the documentation of freshwater biodiversity of south Asia. The book covers with beautiful photographs and brief descriptions of 105 species of dragonflies and damselflies, which is little over 80 percent of the island fauna. The detailed information on habitat, ecology and geographic distribution of each species makes the book very useful for professionals, amateurs and conservation managers. Regional field guides on different taxa, such as this is very important in creating awareness and local expertise for biodiversity conservation.
About the Author
Amila is a field biologist studying Sri Lankan biodiversity with a special interest on taxonomy, distribution and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies. With an interest in natural history developed since his childhood, he graduated from University of Kelaniya with an honours degree in Environmental Conservation and Management. He is also an active conservationist.
Dilmah Conservation was initiated in 2007 by Dilmah to incorporate environmental conservation efforts into the MJF Charitable Foundation, which focuses on social justice. Dilmah Conservation works towards the sustainable use of the environment in partnership with various governmental and non-governmental organisations. The pledge made by Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando to make business a matter of human service is deeply ingrained in the work carried out by Dilmah Conservation. For additional information visit our website at: www.dilmahconservation.org
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