GREEN LUNG

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Muthurajawela marshes, north of Colombo in Sri Lanka, are a fine example ofwhat a well-thought-of wetland conservation project should be. Once a tropical wetland used for rice cultivation, they have today become a nursery for coastal fish and are home to some 126 species of birds; they also act as the 'green lung' for Colombo.

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