Protection of Nedun (Pericopsis mooniana) revoked

The Minister of Wildlife and Sustainable Development,by an order published in Gazette Extraordinary No: 2010/59 of 17.03.2017, has revoked the protection afforded to the Nedun Tree (Pericarpus mooniana) by removing it from the Scedule viii under Section 42 of the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance.
The Nedun tree is globally threatened due to heavy exploitation for timber and is listed as a Vulnerable (VU) species in the National Red Data List too.



Jagath Gunawardana Attorney-at-law


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