Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Kurulukele forest reserve by Sri Lanka Environment Exploration Society
Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Kurulukele forest reserve by Sri Lanka Environment Exploration Society
Rationale
The Kurulu kele area within the wildlife sanctuary in Kegalle district is subject to unauthorized encroachment, removal of the forest cover for use as firewood, removal of herbs with a medicinal value.
People entering the forest area and causing pollution by littering with polythene and other non-degradable waste.

Objectives, activities, groups involved
Protecting of bio diversity in urban forest and ts endemic flora and fauna, educating communities on bio diversity conservation and introducing alternative energy sources for household use.
Conservation of bio diversity and management of the Kurulu kele area.
Introduce energy conserving methods like energy conserving stoves(50) in order to reduce consumption of firewood.
Establishment of 2 herbal gardens with 30 species of herbs, in an extent of 10 perches each, in order to conserve medicinal plants.
Employ conservation techniques to protect the indigenous plant and animal species that face a threat of extinction.
Raise awareness among communities and ensure their participation for conservation of bio diversity.
Hold 4 environmental and wildlife exhibitions to create awareness among 40,000 people in the communities.
Educate and create awareness among app 240 school children in 12 schools.
Publish 12 research papers.
Train and develop photographic skills of 80 people through a photography course on environment and wildlife

 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Sri Lanka Environmental Society
Country:
Sri lanka
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 11,282.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 4,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 7,178.00
Project Number:
SRL/95/G52/029
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
75% female participation in project activities.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Awareness on biodiversity issues and global warming issues to students.
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SGP Country office contact

Mr. Nuwan Perera
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