A photographic identification guide to 92 land and 30 marine mammals represents 90 per cent of all mammals in Sri Lanka, providing a perfect for guide for residents and visitors alike. Over 300 high-quality photographs from Sri Lanka's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habitat and viewing tips. The user-friendly introduction covers climatic zones, topography, top wildlife sites, night safaris and where to watch marine mammals. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the mammals of Sri Lanka encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names.
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne is one of Sri Lanka's most high profile wildlife personalities. In the words of British TV Naturalist Bill Oddie, no single individual has done so much to brand a country for its wildlife. A graduate from Imperial College, London, he has been passionate about Sri Lanka's wildlife since the age of three when he went on his first leopard safari in Yala. He has authored and photographed over 300 articles for national and international newspapers and magazines on Sri Lankan biodiversity, travel and business topics. His many books include Wild Sri Lanka and A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka published by John Beaufoy Publishing.