Current Projects

Help build the Rainforest Conservation and Education Center

Proposed Sinharaja Rainforest Conservation Center
January 2022 - Rainforest Protectors Trust is currently seeking donations towards its first Rainforest Conservation and Education Center to be setup within close proximity to Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest, Kalawana, Ratnapura District. A suitable land of approximately 2 acres will be chosen in an area easily accessible by a vehicle, and the conservation center to be built using natural materials to blend with the surroundings. Read More ⇒


Support the Rainforest Guardians in Sri Lanka

Rainforest Guardians in Sri Lanka
Rainforest Guardians are full-time community based rangers employed to monitor and safeguard the conservation forests currently under Rainforest Protectors Trust and surrounding protected forest reserves. Threats to the forests such as encroachment, illegal felling of trees, poaching, fire hazards, smuggling of protected species will be addressed by Rainforest Guardians. Additionally, these guardians will also be engaging in the removal of invasive species and reforestation as necessary. Lack of enforcement is a major contributor towards deforestation and poaching. Each year, thousands of acres are encroached upon and burnt down within the tropical rainforests of Sri Lanka. Many endangered species are killed due to rampant poaching. Permanent community based rainforest guardians, familiar with the local flora and fauna, can significantly reduce illegal activities within the protected area and help save these endangered species. A recurring monthly donation will help provide fulltime employment for these rainforest guardians.


Protect 11 acre montane forest in Sinharaja-Delgoda Biodiversity Corridor

11 Acre rainforest to be protected in Sinharaja buffer zone
December 2021 - Rainforest Protectors Trust is urgently seeking donations to purchase and protect a 11 acre privately held montane rainforest land currently on sale in the Sinharaja-Delgoda Biodiversity Corridor, Kalawana, Ratnapura District. Read More ⇒



Protect 27 acre forest in buffer zone of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest

27 Acre rainforest to be protected in Sinharaja buffer zone
December 2021 - Currently a 27 acre virgin Rainforest in private land is available for conservation in the northern buffer zone of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest. This forest land provides habitat for the last 2 remaining rainforest Elephants of Sinharaja. Therefore, it has a high conservation value and protecting this unique habitat will be a step forward towards securing the buffer zone of Sinharaja as well as creating vital bio-diversity corridors between fragmented forests further north. Read More ⇒




Completed Projects

10 acre Primary Forest added to Protected Buffer Zone of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest

10 Acre rainforest protected adjoining Sinharaja world heritage rainforest
On January 6th, 2022, Rainforest Protectors Trust successfully completed the purchase and permanent conservation of a privately held highly biodiverse 10 acre rainforest directly bordering Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest and within close proximity to its main entrance gate. The forest was in immediate danger of being clearcut for expanding tea plantations that has resulted in severe deforestation in nearby area. Through timely action and individual contributions through Global Giving Crowdfunding campaign, Rainforest Protectors Trust was able to purchase and permanently protect the land under the Trust. Read More ⇒

7.5 acre Primary Forest added to Protected Buffer Zone of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest

7 acre rainforest protected adjoining Sinharaja world heritage rainforest
On October 14, 2021, Rainforest Protectors Trust together with funding provided by MAS Intimates and MAS Active Trading, successfully completed the purchase and permanent conservation of a 7.5 acre privately held rainforest land in the northern buffer zone of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest in Wewagama, Kalawana, Ratnapura District. This beautiful land is directly bordering Sinharaja Rainforest and protecting it significantly reduces encroachment and clearing the World Heritage rainforest. Read More ⇒

2 Acre Primary Forest added to Protected Buffer Zone of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest

2 acre rainforest protected adjoining Sinharaja world heritage rainforest
On January 27, 2020, Rainforest Protectors Trust together with funding provided by MAS Active Trading, successfully completed the purchase and permanent conservation of a highly biodiverse 2 acre rainforest bordering Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest and within close proximity to its main entrance gate. Read More ⇒

Protected 4 acre riverine forest adjoining Kudawa River in Sinharaja Rainforest buffer zone

4 acre rainforest protected in the buffer zone of Sinharaja rainforest
On November 30, 2018, Rainforest Protectors Trust successfully completed the purchase and permanent conservation of a highly biodiverse 4 acre rainforest directly bordering Kudawa River in the buffer zone of Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest and within close proximity to its main entrance gate. Due to many years of deforestation and forest fragmentation, Sinharaja rainforest has lost all the rivers that once flowed through it. Through this purchase and subsequent planned projects, Rainforest Protectors Trust aims to rebuild the lost riverine ecosystem and gradually connect with the core rainforest. Read More ⇒