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    News from the Attidiya Green Isle


Celebration of International Day for the Conservation of the Mangroves Ecosystems 

The Green Isle committee organized a tree planting and plastic cleaning program to coincide with the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangroves Ecosystems in collaboration with the Young Zoology Association (YZA) and WNPS Youth Wing. The event was successful with participation of around 20 people and Abans Cleantech supported us by removing the collected polythene and plastic, for recycling. This project works to provide a refuge for the endemic Purple Faced Leaf Monkey known as Nestor which is critically endangered mainly due to loss of habitat, and also covers the much wider aspect of habitat restoration for species conservation in the Bellanwila-Attidiya Sanctuary, which faces massive developmental pressure. This project is sponsored by Abans in collaboration with LG. The team’s future plans include awareness programs, conducting a fauna identification survey to identify the site’s faunal diversity, and to Re-evaluate and discuss the future Green Isle project plans with the project advisors and sponsors. Watch the “Noduthu Jeewaya” episode done on Green by clicking on this link .