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What is your name?
Malaka Rodrigo
What is your job title?
Environmental Journalist
What organisation do you work for?
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, Biotechnology, CBD negotiations, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Education, Endangered species, Faith and biodiversity, Forests, Invasive species, Oceans, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Taxonomy, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English / Sinhala
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I'm an Environmental Journalist based at Sri Lanka. Biodiversity is my main interestest area and you can read my latest articles on

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Elephant seal native to Antarctica spotted for first time in tropical Sri Lanka

Published on Mongabay on 26.11.2019

  • A juvenile southern elephant seal from the Antarctic region was recently spotted off Sri Lanka’s southern coast.
  • The seal appeared exhausted,…

Posted on November 27, 2019 at 3:26

Attempt to push conservation of sharks with a global push on MongayBay on 05.09.2019

  • With the killing of sharks and rays on the rise, Sri Lanka played a lead role in pushing three proposals to extend global protection to 18 species at the recently…

Posted on September 14, 2019 at 8:30

Crackdown after Sri Lanka bombings may help in fight against blast fishing

Published on Mongabay on 26.06.2019 

  • Sri Lanka’s fight against the destructive practice of blast fishing may be boosted by a nationwide security crackdown on explosives, instated in the wake of the April 21…

Posted on July 4, 2019 at 1:05

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