Established in 2002 by a group of environmentalists to rescue rainforest plants under threat from logging and new developments we have grown to:
Why Sri Lanka?
The beautiful island of Sri Lanka is a world biodiversity hotspot, making it one of the 25 most ecologically important places on earth. Despite this diverse natural heritage, and the establishment of protected areas, Sri Lanka’s native species remain highly threatened through:
- Habitat loss :About 95% of the wet zone forest has been lost due to expansion of plantations, encroachment, poaching and extraction of forest products such as timber, firewood and medicinal plants.
- Agrochemicals :Use of agrochemicals pose a serious threat to the quality of ecosystem services and severely affects habitats of margin species such as amphibians.
- Invasive species :Competition from invasive and exotic species, with native plants, have affected habitats from ridge to reef.
- Climate change :Both native flora and fauna are under threat from altered weather patterns caused by climate change.
- Tsunami damage :The 2004 tsunami damaged coastal ecosystems by stripping land of vegetation and leaving deposits of sand, mud and debris over reef and coastal beds.