Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is situated in the south-west lowland wet zone of Srilanka. is well worth a visit from anyone who is interested in the natural resources of this country. It has been declared a World Heritage Site, because of its unique and high biodiversity.

A geological function of huge interest is the presence of the Sinharaja basic region, with the reserve positioned within the transition region of critical rock kinds characteristic of Sri Lanka.There are The south-western group and the highland group.sinharaja-rainforest-trek-ratnapura-sri-lanka
Sinharaja is bounded by rivers on three sides. On the north, Sinharaja is bounded by the Napola Dola and Koskulana Ganga. On the south and south-west are the rivers Maha Dola and Gin Ganga.On the west are the river Kalukandawa Ela and river Kudawa Ganga. To the east of Sinharaja is an ancient footpath near Beverley Tea Estate and by the Denuwa Kanda. Covering an area of 8,864 hectares and ranging from an altitude of 300-1170 meters.it consists of 6092 ha of Forest Reserve and 2,772 ha of Proposed Forest Reserve.

As a rainforest with its wealthy and complex diversity of vegetation, Sinharaja provides habitats for a spread of animals. even though dependent on flowers for meals, animals also carry out certain features vital to the boom of some vegetation.

Pollination and seed dispersal are of those.animals-at-sinharaja-forest-reserve
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rain forest; More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them considered rare.There is much endemic wildlife,especially birds.but the reserve is also home to over 50% of Srilanka’s endemic species of mammals and butterflies,as well as many kinds of insects,reptiles and rare amphibans.

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Sinharaja has the benefit of both monsoons.Rainfalls are regular during the south-west monsoons, May-July, the north-east monsoons and November-January, except February when the conditions are dry.

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