Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Guide Books: Sri Lankan Wildlife

For its size (about half that of England) Sri Lanka is incredibly packed with wildlife. There are Asian Elephant, Leopard, Sloth Bear, many exotic birds, a host of curious reptiles and more insects than anyone will be able to take in. Numerous species are endemics, too. No wonder then that Sri Lanka is a popular wildlife destination. This colourful guidebook (144 pages with 144 photos) is written by acknowledged expert Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne and follows the usual Bradt format with chapters on Habitats and Reserves, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Invertebrates and The Underwater World. There are also sections on Independant Travel, Tours, Photography Tips and more. Lists of books for further reading and conservation societies are particular good. All in all, most of the background and prep reading you will need is here in one handy book that can slip into your hand luggage or rucksack.

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