Protected areas

Horton Plains National Park is a key component of Sri Lanka’s most important catchment area. It is a highly unique eco system that homes a large number of endemic plants and fauna that represent the country’s wet and montane zones. Mount Totupolaanda and Mount Kirigalpotta can be seen in the north

Kumana National Park is situated in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The expansive Mangrove Swamp is its most prominent feature. The swamp is surrounded by plains and a jungle. The park offers a complex mosaic of habitats with rocky outcrops breaking the continuous nature of the flat terrain. The

Wilpattu National Park situated in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka is a unique ecosystem that is concentrated with Villus or lakes that are inundated according to rainfall patterns dependent on seasonality. Three main types of vegetation governs the park, including low scrub, monsoon scrub and

This third largest Marine Protected Area, close to the Vankalai Sanctuary, was declared a Nature Reserve by Gazette 1956/13 on March 1, 2016 and covers 29,000 hectares. This followed the area being identified as needing protection by the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Northern

The Wetahirakanda Nature Reserve (Tier IV) is a Protected Area (PA) under the authority, management and purview of the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC). It also serves a Secondary Dual Purpose as a Wild Elephant Corridor, linking wildlife populations in both Lunugamvehera National Park

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Peak Wilderness sanctuary is a natural reserve in Sri Lanka. It is the third-largest (by area) of the 50 sanctuaries in the country.

"Sri Pada" Peak Wilderness sanctuary is a tropical rain forest that spreads over a land of 224 square kilometers around the Sri Pada (Adam's Peak) mountain. A huge

Nelugala is in Sri Lanka, and has been designated as Jungle Corridor at the National level in 1970. It covers 104 km2

The main goal of implementing habitat corridors is to increase biodiversity which is endangered due to areas of land being broken up by human interference, which results in population numbers becoming unstable and many animal and plant species becoming endangered. By re-connecting the fragments

The Adam’s bride national park of Sri Lanka surrounds the Sri Lankan section of the Adam’s bridge, situated about 30 kilometers north west of the Mannar town. It was designated a national park on 2015 by the Strategic environmental assessment of the northern province conducted by the government with