Environmentalist discovers 51 species of Lichen

Environmentalist discovers 51 species of Lichen

Written by News 1st

08 Dec, 2013 | 7:31 pm

After over three years of research and study in various parts of the country, Sri Lankan Environmentalist, Dr.Gothami Weerakoon has managed to identify 51 new varieties of of Lichens endemic to Sri Lanka, of which eight were identified close to the Knuckles Forest Reserve.

According to Dr.Weerakoon the Lichen species are vital for the country’s eco-system.

But what are lichens?

Find out here..

 


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