Resource Details

Mangrove Swamp Reforestation at Madampe Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info


  • Global Nature Fund
  • European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) 
  • Dicota Nagenahiru Foundation.



  • The mission of this project is to reforest mangroves where they have recently been destroyed around the Madampe Lake Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The project began in 2010 and aims to establish over 10,000 seedlings in 6 acres around the wetlands.
  • The wildlife sanctuary consists of ten major wetland vegetation types and 303 species of plants, but is threatened by land reclamation, dumping of household and industrial waste, and the logging of mangrove trees for timber and firewood.
  • Additionally, the project seeks to establish education al gardens and a demonstration nursery to teach and train local peoples about mangrove restoration.
  • The project is conducted by the Global Nature Fund with support from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) and the Dicota Nagenahiru Foundation.

Geographical Region

  • South Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • Mangrove
  • Country

  • Sri Lanka
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