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How landmines made this Sri Lankan lagoon an avian paradise


 

SUMMARY: On a recent Sunday morning on Sri Lanka’s Jaffna Peninsula, Packiyanathan Rajkumar was standing on a swampy dirt road that cuts across the Thondamanaru Lagoon. He often visits this site to research the many bird species here. But they’re species he’s never fully studied—because wading into the water could end his life in a literal flash.


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Published: Monday, February 10, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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