Hemas to assist with Mangrove restoration
Hemas Consumer recently collaborated with the Wildlife & Nature Protection Society (WNPS) to restore the mangrove ecosystem at the Anawilundawa wetlands.
Over the next three years Hemas Consumer will work closely with the WNPS in implementing necessary measures to restore mangroves in selected blocks of land which are in close proximity to Hemas Manufacturing plant in Dankotuwa. Aided by a holistic approach to mangrove rehabilitation, this 3-year long project will ensure that the restored mangroves are carefully nurtured until they flourish with regular monitoring from Hemas.
Hemas Manufacturing plant at Dankotuwa will play and active part in this project by raising awareness among nearby communities on the importance of restoring mangroves for future generations. The Consumer team along with WNPS will be instrumental in promoting the participation of local communities in mangrove conservation by conducting awareness sessions.
Anawilundawa wetlands stretches across 1,397 hectares and is one of Sri Lanka’s six designated wetlands by Ramsar convention. Whilst being a sanctuary for hundreds of bird species, fish species and animals, Anawilundawa ecosystem has largely benefited the villagers to earn a living.