At one time in Sri Lanka rainforests consisted of over 26% of the land area, however today only 2% is left of forest cover. Hence it is no surprise that all rainforests in the island have been declared protected areas with Sinharaja designated as a World Heritage site. The title of World Heritage Site is granted by UNESCO and it means that the area has been listed as a place of special significance to the common heritage of humanity. It is therefore in the interest of mankind to preserve and protect such sites.The rainforests of Sri Lanka are treasure troves of biodiversity and beauty. Most of the island’s rainforests are located on the western and southern slopes of the mountains of Sri Lanka and they are well worth a visit. The three most famous rainforests in Sri Lanka are Peak Wilderness, 250 km2; Knuckles, 175 km2; and the Sinharaja World Heritage Site, 90 km2. The elusive loris, the majestic elephant and fierce eyed leopards are found within these rainforests.
This campaign is formulated to help keep the Sri lankan rainforest alive, with the donations received, each cent will be used to protect and expand the shrinking rainforest, which is home to most of Sri Lanka's biodiversity. the funds generated from here will be used to fund campaigns whos trying to put a halt to the deforestation and the urbanisation of prime rainforest lands. SAVE SRI LANKA'S RAINFOREST, DONATE NOW!