As the operational focal point for the Global Environmental Facility for Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Environment has submitted project proposal on “Partnerships and Innovative Financing to Mainstream Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Management in the Wet Zones” project on behalf of the

Project title: Conservation of sea turtles and coastal habitats around Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Location: Tangalle to Yala (southern coast)

Duration: May 2017 to April 2020

Project Background:

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas is a collection of luxury hotels across Asia, the

Project title: Enhancing education and awareness on the Central Highlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Serial Property in Sri Lanka


The Central Highlands is a serial property comprising of three component parts: Peak Wilderness Nature Reserve, Horton Plains National Park and Knuckles

Project title: Labeo fisheri conservation and update of IUCN Red List endemic freshwater fish species

Location: Moragolla Hydropower project area, Upper Mahaweli basin

Duration: January 2019 to October 2019

Project Background

The 30-MW Moragolla Hydropower Plant proposed by Ceylon

While the proposed NWPCP will enhance the water availability for agriculture, increase production as well as to improve the socio-economic status of communities, the project will also have significant short and long-term environmental impacts, especially on the wildlife in the project affected area

Location: Kalaoya Basin, Sri Lanka

Duration: August 2019 to October 2020

Project Background

"Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation and Sustenance of Ecosystems Services in Environmentally Sensitive Areas" is a Global Environment Facility (GEF) fifth programme cycle project implemented by the

Project title: Conservation of Two Globally and Nationally Endangered (EN) Dragonfly Species [Rivulet Tiger (Gomphidia pearsoni), and Wijaya's Scissortail (Microgomphus wijaya)] by Enhancing the Watershed of Hunuwela Estate, Kahawatta Plantation PLC, Dilmah Group

Location: Hunuwela Estate

Project title: Implementation of the biodiversity action plan of the Moragahakanda agricultural development project and the Kalu Ganga Reservoir and agricultural extension project

Location: Moragahakanda, Sri Lanka

Duration: 2012 - 2014

Project Background: Sri Lanka’s Moragahakanda

Project title: Bandula Barb conservation project

Location: Galapitamada, Kegalle District, Sri Lanka

Duration: 2013 – 2014

Project background: The Bandula barb (Pethia bandula) is a Critically Endangered and point endemic species. This means that it can only be found in a 1.5 km long stream

Project title: Assessing the status of the biodiversity of the rainwater harvesting systems of Heladhanavi Power Plant and its surroundings

Location: Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Duration: August 2014 to January 2015

Project Background: In late 2014, IUCN Sri Lanka office was engaged by Lanka