Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012...

Let this coming 2012 be a year filled with wonderful memories and achievements for all of you... 
Please work hard on making this world a better place for all of us...

Wish you all a Very happy new Year 2012!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Travel experinences in Formosa...

As I have mentioned in the previous post I 'm now in Taiwan at least end of 2012. I may post some of the travel experiences in Taiwan here, although the title of this blog goes with Sri Lanka I think it will not disappointed anyone...

Monday, October 10, 2011

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011

The International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011 takes place within the framework of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2010–2011. The theme of the Campaign is

2010-11 World Disaster Reduction Campaign poster

On 22 December 1989, the General Assembly assigned the second Wednesday of October as “International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction”. The International Day was announced to be observed annually during International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, 1990-1999.
In 2001, the General Assembly decided to maintain the observance the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction on the second Wednesday of October as decided in the year 1989, as the paradigm to promote a global culture of natural disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and alertness.
The objective of observing International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is to sensitize the social and financial communities and organization on their important role in reducing disaster risk, and to increase awareness in the disaster and risk management community of the utility of existing financial tools and safety nets to mitigate the vulnerability of disaster-prone populations.
Hazards are a major risk for the poor, who are already the most vulnerable in society; the destruction of property and lives enhances their downward cycle of poverty. The recent tsunami and earthquakes in the Indian Ocean are a tragic example of disaster vulnerability and how communities can be left to extreme poverty and mismanagement within a few hours.
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Tamsui River...

Tamsui River... Taipei, Taiwan. This was formerly named as Danshui River, Chinese: 淡水河. It is now heavy polluted with raw sewage and industrial pollution. The river length is about 159 Km and flows through the Taipei city to the Taiwan strait . The river mouth is a famous recreational spot among the local and foreign tourists and it get crowded heavily during the weekends.

Overview of the Tamsui river in the evening, facing to the harbor nearby.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nature Trails in Taiwan...

I have moved from Sri Lanka to Taiwan for my higher Studies. So, there will be a good chance for to post some nature trails in Taiwan as well. Taiwan is also a island like Sri Lanka which has quit large variation of the topography and climate conditions. I have met with this guy who's an expert in Hiking in Taiwan Richard Saunderds. Await for the nature trail from Taiwan....

Yang-Ming-Shan National Park, Taipei, Taiwan.

Monday, June 13, 2011

World Environment Day (WED) 2011

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.
This year theme was “Forests: Nature at your Service”

Saturday, January 8, 2011

International Year of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

The theme of this year is “Forests for People” celebrating the central role of people in the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of our world’s forests.

 Do you know that;

  • Forests cover 31% of total land area.
  • Primary forests account for 36% of forest area.
  •  The livelihoods of over 1.6 billion people depend on forests.
  • Forests are home to 80% of our terrestrial biodiversity.
  • 30% of forests are used for production of wood and non-wood products.