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April 2014 Blog Posts (3)

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…

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Added by Malaka Rodrigo on April 17, 2014 at 6:18 — No Comments

WHEN A COMMUNITY FOREST BECOMES A PRIVATE FARM

prunus.jpgOn the right flange of the winding road leading to Oku from Babungo is an extension of the ‘Shingaa Community Forest’’; one amongst the forests managed under the Community Forest Management (CFM) tenure system in Oku. This scene located on the slopes of the Kilum Mountain in the North West Region of Cameroon is an…

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Added by SOPISDEW Cameroon on April 13, 2014 at 18:13 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Malaka Rodrigo on April 12, 2014 at 7:15 — No Comments

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