Conserve Knuckles Mountain Range with Sri Lanka Trekking Team

Sri Lanka has much wealth of natural resources and is rich in biodiversity, scenic views, environmental, sociological and cultural resources. Knuckles Mountain Range is a highlight in all those way of the county and richness of fauna and the flora. But due to some reasons of human activities in Knuckles Mountain Range became threats to the survival of its valuble biodiversity.

Commercial timber trees of Eucalyptus and Pinus were planted in the area in 1966 to 1976 gradually been brought under management system in to produce wood in an economically efficient. It cause deforestation and forest degradation in the dry and intermediate zone of Knuckles Range. But it cause ill effects such as deforestation, flooding, landslides and soil erosion, annual forest fire, exposure to direct rain.

People keep fire to those exotic forests accidentaly and by some personal agendas and fire extend to the types of natural forest of the world heritage site of Knuckles Mountain Range. We are as Sri lanka Trekking implementing an awareness program for the communities that live on the boundaries of the forest to protect it from fire and get support from them to stop fire.

Now some parts of the area like Dotulugala in Denston was declared by UNESCO as World Network of Biosphere Reserves and whole range was declared as World Heritage site with Central Highland of Sri Lanka and they starting some conservation projects.

Sri Lanka Trekking as the leading eco tourism agency working in the Knuckles Mountain Range area. We are participate alone with local and foreign tourists to enjoy panoramic views of mist-capped mountains of Knuckles Massif, stunning valleys of Dumbara villages, impressive rock formations of Knuckles Range, crystal clear streams down to Mahaweli River, hilly terrain of Knuckles Trails, lush forest systems, discovered and undiscoverd waterfalls and cliffs.

The ancient villages like Meemure, Dandenikubura, Ranamure, Udawela, picturesque rice terraces and Kandyan home gardens and cultural traditions of people living in the peripheral villages in Dumbara Vally making income by serving tourist by the village and tea plantation worker communities that live on the boundaries of the forest will make awareness in them to protect the forest.

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