About Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka

Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting rainforests and threatened ecosystems in Sri Lanka primarily driven through volunteer support. Core activities inclulde advocacy, lobbying & driving policy, environental litigation/petitioning, general activism, reforesting and restoring degraded forest ecosystems, education & awareness, working with regulators & enforcement authorities to address environmental issues, working with state actors to declare/acqurie important ecosystems as protected areas and working to reverse climate change from microclimatic level to national level.

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We are currently looking for Corporate Sponsors. Please submit sponsorship form or call 0777771348.

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Conservation of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest

Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest is the last virgin rainforest left in Sri Lanka. While many fragmented rainforest patches exist, none of them can match the endemism of Sinharaja Rainforest. 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. We request individual and corporate sponsors to contact us and help protect Sinharaja Rainforest for future generations.

Protecting Real Acres of Rainforest in Sri Lanka

Through Rainforest Protectors Trust, registered with Land Registry in Sri Lanka, we are urgently working to purchase and permanently protect the last remaining privately held rainforest land adjoining existing protected reserves that are in danger of being clearcut for tea and oil palm plantations, and to secure the buffer zones and create vital bio-diversity corridors to facilitate movement of wildlife and increase genetic diversity. As part of this initiative, we also aim to protect and reconnect the lost rivers of Sinharaja, which has be devoid of its former rivers which now flow outside its core boundaries due to encroachment and fragmentation.

Rainforest Protectors Wish List

Support our organization and volunteers with the equipment, gear and supplies needed to protect the rainforests in Sri Lanka and reforest degraded land to recreate the natural ecosystems.
  • 4WD vehicle to visit threatened areas and conservation lands
  • Lorry to transport plants (once or twice a month)
  • Van or similar for transport facilities to volunteers
  • Digital Projector for presentations
  • Power tools such as grass cutters and augers
  • Environment books to distribute among students
If you can donate any of the above items please Click here to Contact Us

Partnering Community / Area Level Organizations

We work closely with local villagers and community leaders to identify environmental issues that threaten the livelyhoods of local communities. Below are some of the community organizations we work with.
  • Naththandiya Parisaraya Surakeeme Sanvidhaanaya
  • Dehiowita Jana Ayitheen Surakeeme Sanvidhanaya
  • Kegalla District Parisara Sanvidhana Ekamuthuwa
  • Katupol Virodhee Jaathika Sanvidaana Ekamuthuwa
  • Daduruoya Surakeeme Sanvidhaanaya
  • Nature Friends Sri Lanka
  • Kalawana Paarisarika Padanama
  • Sinharaja Sumithuro - Rakwana

Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka is an Enviornmental Organization Registered with Central Environmental Authority (CEA) Registration# 6/6/17/01/146