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Explore Negombo Lagoon and Muthurajawela Wetland

Muthurajawela – the largest saltwater coastal peat bog in Sri Lanka, is located on the west coast between the Negombo lagoon and Kelani River. It is one of the island’s most important wetland habitats and together with the Negombo lagoon… Continue Reading →

Morning bird watching walk with Jetwing Vil Uyana Resident Naturalist

Jetwing Vil Uyana is located in Rangirigama, which has become known as a haven for birders with over 120 recorded species. The resident naturalist will lead you on a bird watching tour — a treat for your eyes and ears. Images © Chaminda… Continue Reading →

Dragonfly watching at Jetwing St. Andrew's

by Ishanda Senevirathna, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing St. Andrew’s Experience Jetwing St. Andrew’s wetland during the day, where the dazzlingly beautiful dragonflies are most active and easily observed. Dragonflies are very interesting and diverse insects. They instantly attract attention with… Continue Reading →

Protecting the Young: Babies of Grey Slender Loris

by Chaminda Jayasekera, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing Vil Uyana Like the other primates, the mothers carry their young under their abdomen (belly) areas. Also they carry the young on their backs, as well. As the young grow up, they could… Continue Reading →

Converting a Pinus plantation to a Rainforest in Kurunda Kanda, Galle

Kurunda Kanda is a small Pinus plantation owned by the Forest Department, which is about 22 acres in extent. This is the only remaining forest patch in Labuduwa, Karapitiya area of Galle. On the 26th of October 2014, the Biodiversity… Continue Reading →

Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) – Handun Diviya

by Chaminda Jayasekera, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing Vil Uyana What is a Fishing Cat? The fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is a medium-sized wild cat of South and Southeast Asia. The solitary living fishing cats are thought to be primarily nocturnal…. Continue Reading →

Bird watching Tour at Jetwing St. Andrew’s

By Ishanda Senevirathna, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing St. Andrew’s The avifauna of Sri Lanka is rich in diversity. There are records to date of 237 breeding resident species and 216 purely migrant species of birds in the country. The latter… Continue Reading →

A Rare Sight Indeed – The Loris of Sri Lanka

by Chaminda Jayasekera, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing Vil Uyana There is a proverb used generally amongst village communities; “For the Loris its offspring is a gem.” This proverb refers to the loving nature of one of the country’s rarest animals… Continue Reading →

Frog Watching Tour at Jetwing St. Andrew's

by Ishanda Senevirathna, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing St. Andrew’s Experience Jetwing St. Andrew’s wetland at night, where colorful tree frogs are most active and easily observed. Walk past the frog pond and through the forest along the stony path and… Continue Reading →

Jetwing Vil Uyana opens a ‘Loris Information Centre’, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka

Loris’s are Sri Lanka’s mystical creatures of the night with their large bulging eyes and tiny limbs. They are the subjects of many tales that have been retold over the centuries. Hidden in the scrub-forested habitats of Sri Lanka’s dry… Continue Reading →

Sperm Whale watching from Kalpitiya set to take off

Photos and Text – Riaz Cader A lone bull Sperm Whale was making a bee-line straight towards our 19-footer boat, pausing and occasionally sticking its head out of the water to investigate the curious inhabitants on-board. It got to within… Continue Reading →

Explaining the Human Elephant Conflict – Jetwing Vil Uyana and The Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust team up

The elephant has been a symbol associated with Sri Lanka’s history and culture for thousands of years. Our ancient kings held elephants as a symbol of wealth, and used them in wars much like modern day tanks to run over… Continue Reading →

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