Conservation of Sinharaja Forest Reserve

The Sinharaja forest reserve is composed of a Core zone and a Buffer zone. The core zone is composed of Tropical rain forest means wet tropical evergreen forest. But the buffer zone shows a diversity of forest types since it extends along a large sector of land.

The Sinharaja rain forest is gradients over to the south-western slope of central hills. Thus, the intermediate zone between the two zones composed of Wet, Lowland Montanez forests. Conservation current status of Sinharaja is in satisfied level.

  • Buffer Zone
  • Core protected Zone

Buffer zone is at the border of Sinharaja forest and about 3.2km wide. Because of buffer zone contiguous human associated with only buffer zone and then core protected zone is secured.