Publications

Publications

In line with its objectives to promote greater environmental awareness and accessible nature education, Dilmah Conservation engages in the publication and distribution of a series of books focused on a range of subjects including biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage and organic agricultural practices.

  • Objectives

    • To produce a collection of scientific publications on a range of biodiversity-related topics relevant to Sri Lanka.
    • To help create greater awareness on a range of biodiversity topics.
  • Progress

    So far Dilmah Conservation has released 10 publications:

    • An Introduction to Common Spiders of Sri Lanka’ equips readers with informative descriptions on identifying common spiders of Sri Lanka while underlying the importance of these often overlooked and irrationally feared species.
    • Common Butterflies of Sri Lanka’ shows the ecological significance of these radiant species and provides an identification guide featuring 100 species of butterflies found in Sri Lanka, along with information on the plants that attract specific butterfly species.
    • Recognizing Deadly Venomous Snakes from Harmless Snakes of Sri Lanka’ provides a different outlook on these misunderstood and again, irrationally feared species, teaching readers of their various adaptations while providing a method of identifying different species and separating harmless species from venomous ones.
    • Fascinating Lichens of Sri Lanka’ gives these neglected species the spotlight they deserve, emphasizing their incredible adaptations and features as well as ecological significance, while providing an identification guide of more than 100 species found in Sri Lanka.
    • A Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Gardening’ aims to encourage readers to practice proven organic home gardening methods to not only make their own contributions to safeguarding the environment, but also to govern a healthier lifestyle.
    • A Pictorial Guide to Uda Walawe National Park’ provides both visitors and non-visitors alike with a comprehensive overview of the Uda Walawe National Park of Sri Lanka, its various habitats and ecosystems, and the species that reside within it. Dilmah Conservation conducts several projects involving the revered park, including the construction of an elephant information center, which gives visitors a complete overview of the biology, anatomy, history, cultural significance and conservation of Sri Lankan elephants.
    • Common Forest Trees of Sri Lanka’ is Dilmah Conservation’s latest publication. It provides an ample and detailed look into the forest habitats of Sri Lanka and provides an overview on more than 120 species of trees found in Sri Lanka. The publication mainly seeks to emphasize the crucial role trees play in our survival, the survival of our livelihoods and our economy and the survival of every species with which we share this world.
    • Our Biological Heritage’ is a Sinhala publication aimed at Sri Lankan youth, which provides easy information on the abundantly diverse biological landscapes found within Sri Lanka.
    • Traditional Communities of Sri Lanka: The Ahikuntaka’ gives a detailed overview of this colorful community, including an outline of the contributions made by Dilmah Conservation to empower and improve their livelihoods.
    • Indigenous Communities of Sri Lanka: The Veddahs’, provides an outline of the rich history, culture and society of Sri Lanka’s indigenous peoples with the aim of raising awareness and aiding in cultural preservation.
    • ‘Hela Batha Asiriya (The Great Sri Lankan Agricultural Tradition)’ details the many unique aspects of Sri Lanka's rich agricultural history, which was practiced more than 2500 years ago. The publication aims to highlight the sustainable and organic agricultural methods practiced in the immediate past and by the ancestors of Sri Lanka.