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Sinharaja Rainforest


 a campaign to save the rainforest in Sri Lanka

It's hard to appreciate the importance of the rainforest because it seems so

far away, but it's vital to the survival of the planet as we know it.

 

Lily Cole

 

 

Hello and welcome to the Campaign 

    

We are a non-profit organization trying to make an impact to protect and save the Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka.

 

Our mission is to build a union of citizens of the world who want to take action and responsibility for the sake of nature. This campaign is of the people for the people.

The rainforest Sinharaja

 

The rainforest is a national park which has been designated

a Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. 

It also marks its international importance. With only being 21km (13miles) long and 7km (4.3miles) wide

it is one of the smallest national parks on Sri Lanka.

 

The vegetation is a tropical wet evergreen forest, some of the 211 wood trees

grow up to 35-50m (115-165feet). Sinharaja Rainforest has a high vegetation density,

around 24’000 individual plants per hectare.

 

Mammals like leopards (about 15), elephants (only 3 are left, others were resettled),

wild cats, monkeys and smaller squirrels live in the forest. It is as well a home for a big diversity of amphibians,

insects, fishes and reptiles. 21 different species of snakes including pythons and vipers have been spotted in the forest.   

 

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Sidney Karunawardana

 

The Founder of the Campaign was born and raised within

the rainforests of the Sinharaja. He is passionate  

and loyal to the cause of saving the rainforest where

his family lived for many years and still does.

 

 

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updated October 2018