In Sri Lanka sperm whales are found throughout the islands territorial waters, in small pods of 1 to 15 individuals, with the occasional pod of 30 or more individuals being recorded from the northeast, southern and northwestern coastal waters.
Mygalomorph Spiders in Sri Lanka are facing severe threats due to habitat loss, and collection for pet trade. There has been no systematic effort to understand mygalomorph diversity of the country in the past.
The Sri Lankan sloth bear Melursus ursinus inornatus, (Show & Nodder, 1791) is Sri Lankas only surviving native Ursidae and is currently classified as Locally Endangered (MOE) and Globally Vulnerable (IUCN).
BIODIVERSITY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Since its inception in 2009, Biodiversity Education And Research (BEAR) has worked on projects to protect wildlife and conserve habitats all over Sri Lanka.