Shyamala Ratnayeke

Shyamala Ratnayeke, PhD, conducted the first focused field study on the subspecies of sloth bear found in Sri Lanka. She has been associated with research on Asian bears and other carnivores for more than 20 years. She has served on the IUCN Bear Specialist Group, and on the Council and the Research and Conservation Grants Committee of the International Association for Bear Research and Management for several years. In her current role as associate professor at Sunway University, she teaches courses in biology and conducts research on the Malayan sun bear and other carnivores.

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