Readers ask: Where On Map Is Sinharaja Forest Reserve Located In Sri Lanka?

Which district is Sinharaja forest?

Sinharaja Forest Edge in Matara District, Matara District, Southern Province.

Is Sinharaja a world heritage?

The value of Sinharaja as a natural World Heritage site continues to be recognized by the discovery of several endemic species of plants and animals since the declaration of this forest as a World Heritage in 1988.

What is the largest forest in Sri Lanka?

Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Sinharaja is the country’s last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare.

Are there elephants in Sinharaja?

Sinharaja Rain Forest is a forest reserve and a biodiversity hot spot. The forest is home to many endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Two male elephants still roam the area, together with other wild animals.

How much of Sri Lanka is rainforest?

The lowland rain forests accounts for 2.14 percent of Sri Lanka’s land area.

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What animals live in the Sinharaja rainforest?

A number of threatened, endangered and rare species occur within the reserve including leopard, Indian elephant, endemic purple faced langur, Sri Lanka wood pigeon, green billed coucal, Sri Lanka white-headed starling, Sri Lanka blue magpie, ashy-headed babbler and Sri Lanka broad-billed roller.

What are the endemic plants in Sinharaja forest?

These include Depterocarpus zeylanicus, D. hispidus, Shore asp., Garcinia hermonii, xylopia championii, Mesua nagassarium, Loxococcus rupicola, Atalantia rotundifolia, Caryota urens), Calamus sp., Kokoona zeylanica, Elattaria, Coscinium fenestratum.

How many waterfalls are there in Sinharaja?

There are 8 very beautiful waterfalls and unlimited waterways at Pitadeniya entrance to Sinharaja forest. Those are Kekuna falls, Pathanoya falls, Malmora falls, Brahmana falls, Galdoru falls, Uran Wetuna falls, Thattu falls and Duwili falls.

How can we protect Sinharaja forest?

To protect the virgin Sinharaja Rainforest, we have carried out many campaigns to stop encroachment as well as destruction of its streams for mini-hydro projects. Further, we intend to setup a Conservation Centre on the way to the main entrance in Kudawa where future conservation work can be carried out effectively.

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How big is the Sinharaja Rainforest?

43.19 mi²

What is the biggest tank in Sri Lanka?

Kala Wewa, which also in nearby vicinity built by the King Datusena in 307 B.C, is a twin reservoir complex (Kala Wewa & Balalu Wewa) which has a capacity of 123 million cubic meters together making the biggest tank in Sri Lanka.

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What is the current forest cover in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka current forest cover 16.5% in 2019 down form 29.7% in 2017.

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