Resource Details

Mangrove Reforestation at Six Lakes

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info


  • The Global Nature Fund
  • The Foundation Ursula Merz
  • TUI / Futouris.



  • The mission of the projectis to reforest mangroves that were damaged from the 2004 Tsunami.
  • The project aims to increase the resistance to flood disasters on the south west coast of Sri Lanka around the lakes of Madampe, Maduganga, Bolgoda, Maella, Malal, and Lungamwehera.
  • The project has created 21 tree nurseries, grown over 100,000 mangrove seedlings, and reforest 50 hectares.
  • Additionally, the project has been conducting environmental education programs. 
  • The project is conducted by the Global Nature Fund with support from the Foundation Ursula Merz and TUI / Futouris.

Geographical Region

  • South Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • Mangrove
  • Country

  • Sri Lanka
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