Awareness programs on biodiversity in 4 villages bordering Sinharaja forest & reforestation of 2 acres of land in the area by the 'Non Governmental Organisations' Water Supply and Sanitation Decade Service
Awareness programs on biodiversity in 4 villages bordering Sinharaja forest & reforestation of 2 acres of land in the area by the 'Non Governmental Organisations' Water Supply and Sanitation Decade Service
Rationale
The people in the villages of Kalawana have been experiencing the ill effects of land clearing over the past few years. There is not adequate rainfall despite being 3500ft above mean sea level, and when it does rain, the soil is eroded as it’s exposed. The natural springs have started running dry
Main Activities:
Initiate a community managed forest cover, to safeguard the surface soil and underground springs and community managed Medicinal Plant Garden covering the water catchment areas, enhance awareness on dangers of de-forestration among the youth and teenage school children
To protect water sources, springs, catchments of water bodies, surface soil and create a ‘Green belt’ in four selected sites in Kalawana GS division.


Groups involved
Members of the community forming small groups of five, in planning, implementing and evaluating the project from its start to end.
The small groups to be assisted by the school children in their families.

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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
NGO's Water Supply and Sanitation Service
Country:
Sri lanka
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 1,838.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 400.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 564.00
Project Number:
SRL/95/G52/016
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Awareness raising on global issues of biodiversity conservation and water conservation were emphasised.
Notable Community Participation
Community and school children in 4 villages participated in the replanting of watersheds and in soil conservation activities.
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