Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Mammals of Sri Lanka is a photographic identification guide to 92 land and 30 marine mammals, representing 90 per cent of all mammals in Sri Lanka, and 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. He is passionate about Sri Lanka’s natural history and has authored and photographed over 370 articles for national and international newspapers and magazines on Sri Lankan biodiversity, travel and business topics. His many books include Wild Sri Lanka and the Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka as well as other titles in the Naturalist’s Guide series on birds, trees, flowers, and butterflies and dragonflies, all published by John Beaufoy Publishing.

• 180 x 128 mm (7 x 5”)
• 176 pages
• 40,000 words approx.
• over 300 photographs
• ISBN 978-1-912081-44-8
• £11.99 paperback
• Available