Social Services in Knuckles Range
Sri Lanka Trekking invite students on vacation, professionals with time in hand to come and explore Knuckles Mountain Range UNESCO world heritage site. History says in 1873, part of the Knuckles range, which lies above 1500 M was declared as a climatic reserve. Since then this area has received legal status.
Despite its uniqueness and the role as a watershed, the Knuckles region faces many threats like hunting wild animals, expanding populations encroaching the forest for agriculture and housing, Illegal chena cultivation, use of pesticides, cattle grazing, tree felling for timber, illegal gem mining, littering by visitors. But, the highest threat is the cardamom plantations clearing the ground canopy.
Sustainable Tourism is the best income generating sources for he community surrounded by the Knuckles Range. Upgrade the knowledge on forest conservation and improves educational levels of the children, specially in English language is the best way to make a change. Please e mail for more information!