Muthiyankadu project Sri Lanka

Muthiyankadu (Sri Lanka)

2014 will see the start of the Wild Forest Foundation’s Muthiyankadu Project in Sri Lanka – its aim to pro­vide sus­tain­able pro­tec­tion for the rain­forest and so pre­serve it for future gen­er­a­tions. The Foun­da­tion also sup­ports local people in cre­ating an environmentally-friendly and sus­tain­able place to live. Your dona­tions and spon­sor­ship have enabled us to plant new trees and thus safe­guard the future of the rain­forest. With your sup­port we have also been able to break the cycle of destruc­tion which has grown up in recent years. A major con­se­quence of the war has been that many local people have been forced to plunder the countryside’s nat­ural resources and kill ani­mals just to sur­vive. Today, those who once spent their time hunting and poaching are not only involved in saving the rain forest, they are also helping to pro­tect rare and endan­gered animal species.

The north of the island boasts an abun­dance of lush veg­e­ta­tion and a unique diver­sity of plant and animal species – remark­ably, Sri Lanka is still home to a large number of rare ani­mals. The Wild Forest Foun­da­tion has set itself the task of pro­tecting the island’s rich flora and fauna. But the clock is ticking, with Asian ele­phants and Sri Lankan leop­ards already sadly threat­ened with extinc­tion. Biol­o­gists and envi­ron­men­tal­ists esti­mate their num­bers to have shrunk as low as six hun­dred. The Wild Forest Foun­da­tion aims to pro­vide sus­tain­able pro­tec­tion for the habi­tats of these fine crea­tures.
Your dona­tion will help us in this work.

The human inhab­i­tants of the region around Muthiyankadu have also been extremely hard-hit and are still suf­fering the effects of a dev­as­tating civil war. Extreme poverty has often left them no choice but to chop down valu­able trees to sell. The Muthiyankadu Project pro­vides local people with both much-needed finan­cial sup­port and exper­tise in replanting the rain­forest, thus pro­viding the basis for an eco­nom­i­cally viable and sus­tain­able way of life.
Your dona­tion will help us in this work.

The Wild Forest Foun­da­tion has iden­ti­fied a need for urgent action in helping people to help them­selves. If this unique nat­ural envi­ron­ment, of key impor­tance for the world’s cli­mate, is to sur­vive, then we need to take long-term, sus­tain­able mea­sures to pro­tect humans, ani­mals and nature, whilst at the same time pro­moting indi­vidual devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties.
Your dona­tion will help us in this work.