Wednesday, 18 September 2013

405 LK - Sinharaja Forest Reserve (1988)

Brief description

Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Sinharaja is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. There is much endemic wildlife, especially birds, but the reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians.


辛哈拉加森林保护区位于斯里兰卡西南部,是斯里兰卡唯一存活的一片原始热带雨林。这里60%以上的树木都是当地特有树种,其中许多 属于珍稀树种。保护区里还生存着很多当地特有的野生动物,并以鸟类居多。保护区还是斯里兰卡50%以上的哺乳动物和蝴蝶生存的家园,也是种类繁多的各种昆 虫、爬行动物和珍稀两栖动物繁衍生息的地方。

Source UNESCO WH website

 Courtesy of Ulla from France

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