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Malaka Rodrigo commented on Matthew Wright's blog post Improve the Biodiversity Media Alliance: Have your say!
"Good to hear your plans on improving Biodiversity Media Alliance. Hope to see a more active platform along with  CBD COP14. Please visit my blog for my latest articles.  Cheers from Sri Lanka,  Malaka…"
Oct 11, 2018
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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

Malaka Rodrigo's Blog

My environmental articles covering biodiversity of Sri Lanka

Dear All, 

Couldn't share links to my articles on 'Biodiversity Media Alliance' for quite a sometime. During the past few months, I wrote extensively on different aspects of biodiversity of Sri Lanka - ranging from mighty Blue Whales to tiny Bees.

Please visit my blog for my past articles.. 

Happy reporting, 


Malaka Rodrigo~ 



Posted on March 24, 2017 at 6:00

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

July 24, 2014
Stanford University
The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. Scientists caution that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the…

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 19:08

Pink Trumpet unfolds petals for traditional New Year

Erabudu is the flower of the Avurudu season but you will hardly be able to find erabadu these days. Instead, rosy trumpet (tabebuia) flowers bloom, marking the onset of the New Year season becoming the messenger of Biodiversity to announce the dawn of the spring. (photos by Susantha Udagedara) 

This is the famous sakura flower season in Japan with thousands of cherry trees in full bloom. The cherry trees shed their leaves in winter and in spring…


Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:18

Garden lizard gains an elite relative from a Sri Lankan forest

Pethiyagoda’s Crestless Lizard – Calotes pethiyagodai The The common green garden lizard that belongs to the Agamid lizard family this week gained a new relative that brings to 19 the number of spcies in this group, 16 of them endemic to Sri Lanka. new addition is been a result of strenuous scientific analysis under difficult conditions by young researchers Thasun Amarasinghe and Sameera Suranjan Karunaratne.

This lizard lives in the forests in the Knuckles Range. It had been misidentified as the Crestless…


Posted on April 12, 2014 at 7:15

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