Rainforest Protectors Trust focuses on saving real acres of rainforest in Sri Lanka through purchase and permanent conservation of privately held forest lands adjoining Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest. Creating a Protected Buffer Zone for Sinharaja rainforest and a Biodiversity Forest Corridor to connect fragmented patches of forest to the North of Sinharaja is our top priority aimed at preventing encroachment of forest and deforestation.

Having lost more than 95% of the original rainforests during the past century, we are fighting against time to protect what is remaining in this vital ecosystem which is home to most of Sri Lanka's endemic and endangered flora and fauna.

2023 Year-End Update from Rainforest Protectors Trust

In 2023, Rainforest Protectors Trust purchased and permanently protected an additional 6 acres of privately held primary forest adjoining Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest in Sri Lanka as part of its long-term project to create a "Protected Buffer Zone". Having raised only 10% of the required funds and time running out, an individual donor came forward to contribute the balance and save the forest from being clearcut ....

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Why Protect Real Acres of Rainforest in Sri Lanka?
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Protect an acre of rainforest on behalf of a loved one

You can make a positive change and give a lasting gift by donating to protect an acre of rainforest on behalf of your loved one. Your gift to the planet and your loved one will be recognized on our site together with the protected area.

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Donate a property and leave a legacy

Do you have an extra property? Perhaps you are an expatriate wanting to give back to your motherland? This is your opportunity to save the last remaining rainforests in Sri Lanka for the future generations.

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Habitat destruction and encroachment within and along the border of Sinharaja rainforest in Sri Lanka has intensified both Human-Elephant and Human-Leopard conflict. Establishing these new protected buffer zones and biodiversity corridors through strategic conservation of habitat for imperiled wildlife is the single most effective method of preventing species extinction. In addition to safeguarding nature and wildlife, these protected areas also support the livelihoods and health of villagers in the surrounding communities.

Land acquisition is the most simple and straightforward approach to protected area creation. Rainforest Protectors Trust acquires privately held forest land that are on sale and in danger of being clearcut and protects its flora and fauna, creating buffer zones and biodiversity corridors. Compared to other methods, land acquisition is a swift process. With a land purchase, we can quickly negotiate and obtain the land, immediately blocking any impending threats. With a legal land title, Rainforest Protectors Trust has ultimate control over the property, making land acquisition the most secure type of protected area.