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Rohan Pethiyagoda

Rohan Pethiyagoda, environmental advocate. Named an Associate Laureate, Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Geneva, 2000.


  • Bachelor of Science, University London; Master of Philosophy, Sussex University.


  • Chairman Water Resouces Board, Sri Lanka. Staff Ministry Health, Sri Lanka. Founder Wildlife Heritage Trust Sri Lanka, 1989, managing trustee, since 1989.

    Advisory Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Sri Lanka. Deputy chair World Conservation Union (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Species Survival Commission, 2005. Board directors Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force.

    Member advisory board Pemberley International Study Center, Sri Lanka.


  • Contributor articles to science journals. Managing editor: Journal South Asian Natural History. Author: Freshwater Fishes of Sri Lanka, 1991, Ours to Protect: Sri Lanka's Biodiversity Heritage, 1998.

    Co-author: Fishes of Brazil: An Aid to the Study of Spix and Agassiz's (1829-1831), 1998. Co-editor: Contributions to Biodiversity Exploration and Research in Sri Lanka, 2005.
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