About Rainforest Protectors of Sri LankaRainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka is a non-profit environmental organization with a mission to protect the last remaining rainforests in Sri Lanka including Sinharaja and Kanneliya rainforests through conservation projects and environmental activism primarily driven through volunteer support. Rainforest Protectors also engage in investigation, reporting and finding resolutions to urgent threats faced by our rainforests and wildlife through discussions with relevant authorities and stakeholders.
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Conservation of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest
Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest is the last virgin rainforest left in Sri Lanka. While many fragmented rainforest patches exist, none of them can match the endemism of
Sinharaja Rainforest. To protect the virgin Sinharaja Rainforest, we have carried out many campaigns to stop encroachment as well as destruction of its streams for mini-hydro projects.
Further, we intend to setup a Conservation Centre on the way to the main entrance in Kudawa where future conservation work can be carried out effectively. We request individual and
corporate sponsors to contact us and help protect Sinharaja Rainforest for future generations.
Protecting Real Acres of Rainforest in Sri LankaThrough Rainforest Protectors Trust, registered with Land Registry in Sri Lanka, we are urgently working to purchase and permanently protect the last remaining privately held rainforest land adjoining existing protected reserves that are in danger of being clearcut for tea and oil palm plantations, and to secure the buffer zones and create vital bio-diversity corridors to facilitate movement of wildlife and increase genetic diversity. As part of this initiative, we also aim to protect and reconnect the lost rivers of Sinharaja, which has be devoid of its former rivers which now flow outside its core boundaries due to encroachment and fragmentation.
Rainforest Protectors Wish ListSupport our organization and volunteers with the equipment, gear and supplies needed to protect the rainforests in Sri Lanka and reforest degraded land to recreate the natural ecosystems.
- 4WD vehicle to visit threatened areas and conservation lands
- Lorry to transport plants (once or twice a month)
- Van or similar for transport facilities to volunteers
- Digital Projector for presentations
- Drone with Camera to film deforestation evidence
- Power tools such as grass cutters and augers
- Environment books to distribute among students
Partnering Community / Area Level OrganizationsWe work closely with local villagers and community leaders to identify environmental issues that threaten the livelyhoods of local communities. Below are some of the community organizations we work with.
- Naththandiya Parisaraya Surakeeme Sanvidhaanaya
- Dehiowita Jana Ayitheen Surakeeme Sanvidhanaya
- Kegalla District Parisara Sanvidhana Ekamuthuwa
- Katupol Virodhee Jaathika Sanvidaana Ekamuthuwa
- Daduruoya Surakeeme Sanvidhaanaya
- Nature Friends Sri Lanka
- Kalawana Paarisarika Padanama
- Sinharaja Sumithuro - Rakwana