Channa Bambaradeniya, PhD

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Country/Region: Sri Lanka

Organisations: Tidewater Inc.

Position: Senior Environmental Scientist

Languages: Excellent in English and Sinhala (native language); Elementary knowledge of Spanish and Tamil

Channa Bambaradeniya provided technical inputs for the 1999 list of threatened fauna and flora of Sri Lanka. He functioned as the Chief Technical Advisor of the Project on Preparation of the 2007 List of Threatened Fauna and Flora in Sri Lanka (using IUCN Red Listing Crietria adapted at a regional scale), and compiled the publication. Channa also conducted training programmes on adaptation of IUCN global Red Listing Crietria and categories at a regional level, in south and south-east Asia. He provided inputs to the IUCN Species Information System Data Entry Module (IUCN SIS DEM) on species associated with the Stung Treng Ramsar site in Cambodia. Channa is currently facilitating the Sri Lanka Ministry of Environment – Biodiversity Secretariat to prepare the 2010 National Redlist of threatened plants and animals in Sri Lanka.

Contact information:
cbambaradeniya@gmail.com

Relevant publications:

Miller, R. M., J. P. Rodríguez, T. Aniskowicz-Fowler, C. Bambaradeniya, R. Boles, M. A. Eaton, U. Gärdenfors, V. Keller, S. Molur, S. Walker and C. Pollock (2006) Extinction risk and conservation priorities. Science 313: 441-441.
Miller, R. M., J. P. Rodríguez, T. Aniskowicz-Fowler, C. Bambaradeniya, R. Boles, M. A. Eaton, U. Gärdenfors, V. Keller, S. Molur, S. Walker and C. Pollock (2007). National threatened species listing based on IUCN criteria and regional guidelines: current status and future perspectives. Conservation Biology, 3: 684-696.

Bambaradeniya, C.N.B. & V.N. Samarasekara(Editors)(2001). An Overview of the Threatened Herpetofauna of South Asia. IUCN Sri Lanka and Asia Regional Biodiversity Programme, Colombo, Sri Lanka vi + 118pp.
Bambaradeniya, C.N.B. (Editor), 2006. Fauna of Sri Lanka: Status of Taxonomy, Research and Conservation. The World Conservation Union in Sri Lanka. viii + 308pp.
Technical Reports:
Miller, R., J. P. Rodríguez, C. Bambaradeniya, R. Boles, M. Eaton, T. Fowler, U. Gärdenfors, V. Keller, S. Molur, C. Pollock and S. Walker. 2005. Report from the National Red List Advisory Group Workshop “Analysis of the Application of IUCN Red List Criteria at a National Level.” Villa Majagual, Venezuela, 21-26 January 2005.