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PLANT is committed to creating biodiverse land corridors in Sri Lanka


In 2020, Sri Lanka’s largest and most active conservation entity, the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS), set up a not-for-profit, Preserving Land and Nature (Guarantee) Ltd, referred to under the acronym of PLANT.


WNPS established PLANT to directly own, conserve, and preserve lands or help set aside privately owned lands through partners, in a manner that enhances all forms of wildlife and nature, as well as to hold land in trust, on behalf of future generations.



Preserving Land and Nature (Guarantee) Ltd, or PLANT, an initiative by the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka, seeks to create uninterrupted or reasonably connected corridors of protected natural spaces and forest ecosystems, that

safeguard Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity.



Our logo is an example of our commitment to furthering awareness, even in implicit ways.  Bu Hora, or Dipterocarpus hispidus, the leaf pictured in our logo, is an endemic tall canopy tree native to the rainforests of Sri Lanka and listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is restricted to the highly fragmented rainforests and a few private forest lands in the Wet Zone.  It plays an important ecological role as the dominant native canopy tree in the

old growth virgin rainforests in Sri Lanka.


Photos contributed by Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Mendis Wickramasinghe, Enoka Kudavidanage, Ravi Amarasinghe, Dev Wijewardena, Vimukthi Gunasekara, Anne Boyce, Yumeth Bandara, along with contributions from our Committee members, Partners, and their respective social media sites.

This website was created in partnership with Penn International Impact Consulting, affiliated with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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