Zaineb Akbarally

Zaineb Akbarally
The London School of Economics and Political Science | LSE · Department of Geography and Environment

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The Sri Lankan Moist Forests ecoregion represents the moist forests of southwest and central Sri Lanka that harbors exceptional endemism, including unique higher taxa. Imperilment of the ecoregion began two centuries ago, when the British colonial government began large-scale forest clearing for commodity crops; first coffee and then tea. Forest cl...
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Sri Lanka’s location, historic and geologic isolation from the continental landmass, topography and climate act to shape its biogeography and biodiversity, including conferring a remarkably high level of endemism, given its close proximity to the mainland. The island hosts several ‘point endemic1 species and even monotypic endemic genera. However t...
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The northern provinces of Sri Lanka endured three decades of intense warfare which affected and transformed land use patterns in and around the Wilpattu National Park, consequently impacting and altering the ecology of the Wilpattu National Park. During the war, the park saw a collapse of its governance and management structure, mining within the p...

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