World Bank, Stop destruction of Sinharaja world heritage in Sri Lanka

protests were conducted in front of World bank, Ministry of Environment and Central environment Authority in Sri Lanka today (20.02.2019). A group of environmentalist, Layers, University teachers and nature lovers were participated for this campaign against Sinharaja world heritage destruction.
This road construction work goes on inside the Sinharaja world heritage site in Kudawa area. The project is funded by (ESCAMP) World Bank and has ineffectively been planned by the local policy makers both in government and in NGOs. This illegal road construction was started on 20.12.2018. A group of environmentalists informed Sri Lanka Forest Department, Minister of Environment and Sri Lankan parliament. But they never take action because Forest Department is the owner of this project and illegal constructions.
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the unique remaining virgin tropical rainforest in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests Eco region, was saved from the worst commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1989.
According to IUCN’s Conservation Outlook Assessment (2017), the conservation status of Sinharaja Forest Reserve is of ‘significant concern’. The IUCN report notes that ‘The value of Sinharaja as a natural world heritage site continues to be recognized by the discovery of several endemic species of plants and animals since the declaration of this forest as a world heritage in 1988. Some of the recent discoveries include several species of herpetofauna that are restricted to the eastern region of Sinharaja”.

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