Rainforest Conservation and Education Center

by Rainforest Protectors Trust
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
Rainforest Conservation and Education Center

Summary

Rainforest Protectors Trust is currently creating a protected buffer zone for Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest in Sri Lanka through purchase and permanent conservation of privately held forest lands bordering the rainforest. Having protected four tracts of primary rainforest to-date, we are in need of a Conservation Center to support the ongoing conservation work including, monitoring the protected area, accommodation for long-term volunteers and a visitor center for educational programs.

$35,000
total goal
$34,149
remaining
13
donors
3
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

Privately held forest lands adjoining Sinharaja World Heritage rainforest are increasingly facing deforestation due to clear-cutting mostly by encroaching tea plantations. The lack of accommodation for volunteers and rangers to monitor and protect the rainforest is one of the biggest issues we face.

Solution

By providing accommodation to volunteers and rangers from the community, daily monitoring can be conducted to prevent deforestation. Further, the visitor center will be vital to educate the tourists and local children on the importance of protecting the rainforest. The Rainforest Conservation and Education Center will be constructed using traditional eco-material to ensure it blends well with the surrounding nature. A suitable land easily accessible via existing roads will be selected .

Long-Term Impact

In addition to monitoring and protecting the buffer zone conservation lands protected by Rainforest Protectors Trust, the Conservation center will help rangers and volunteers monitor and protect the entire northern boundary of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest. Visitors will also be offered access to non destructive recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking and bird-watching.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Rainforest Protectors Trust

Location: Ratmalana, - - Sri Lanka
Website:
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Project Leader:
Sriyantha Perera
Ratmalana, - Sri Lanka
$851 raised of $35,000 goal
 
22 donations
$34,149 to go
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