Dr Miththapala graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and obtained her MA in Biology from Smith College USA and her PhD in wildlife and range sciences from the University of Florida, USA. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Colombo and Sri Jayawardenapura and was principal of Ladies' College, Colombo 7. She is presently a consultant to the IUCN. She serves as a member of IUCNs global commission on education and communication, as well as its commission on ecosystem management.
An introduction to mammals of Sri Lanka for children.
The book provides detailed descriptions of mammals, how they feed, where they live and where they are found in Sri Lanka. It includes a list of mammals endemic to Sri Lanka and discusses the threats they are subject to and how they are protected from these threats.
This is a revised and updated edition of a 1990s original, which includes more species and rich illustrations. Scientific terms are used and explained throughout the book which will prove a valuable source of reference for children and adults.