On January 27, 2020, Rainforest Protectors Trust together with funding provided by MAS Active Trading (Pvt) Ltd, successfully completed the purchase and permanent conservation of a privately held highly biodiverse 2 acre rainforest 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, Rainforest Protectors Trust and MAS Active was able to permanently protect the land under the Trust.
This beautiful land is situated less than 100 meters from its Northern boundary just 3km west of Sinharaja main entrance and close to its northern boundary. It consists of endangered native trees with a beautiful pristine water stream bordering one side. The area is home to the endangered Sri Lanka Blue Magpie and Red Faced Malkoha, two beautiful birds found nowhere else. Mammals living in the area include porcupine, sambur deer and wild boar. The area is also visited by the last two remaining rainforest elephants of Sinharaja. Therefore, it has a high conservation value and by protecting this unique habitat we have taken a step forward towards creating bio-diversity corridors between Sinharaja and nearby fragmented rainforests as well as protecting our catchment areas.
Link to Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qhPAJa5oemzEobb19
Thanks to MAS Active Trading (Pvt) Ltd, for their full support towards this project as part of the company's efforts towards Environmental Sustainability.