Our Forest is coming alive - new visitors enter ROAR!
ROAR Project UpdateROAR (Reforestation Of A Rainforest), is one of our earliest reforestation projects, and subsequent to the successful growth of the 10-15 foot canopy, is now showing some amazing discoveries. Our project objective was to restore this fragmented destroyed patch of rainforest with similar types of vegetation found in the surrounding forest. The ROAR team have now discovered many endemic and special species back within the site. They include species such as the Toque Macaque, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Green-Pigeon, Green-billed Coucal, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Crimson-fronted Barbet, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Crimson-backed Flameback, Red-backed Flameback, Layard's Parakeet, Sri Lanka Swallow and the Black-capped Bulbul.
Several snakes and lizards now make it their home including the Whistling Lizard, Rough-nosed Horned Lizard, Sri Lanka Kangaroo Lizard, Sri Lankan green vine snake, Sri Lanka Cat snake, Sri Lankan Wolf Snake and the Lowland Hump-nosed pit Viper. Amphibians include Common Shrub Frog and Common hour-glass tree-frogs. These are all endemic to Sri Lanka as is the Sri Lanka Birdwing butterfly which graces us with its bright yellow colours (our largest butterfly specie). Many other species have been recorded as well, which strongly indicates project success in terms of reforestation, since this entire land was initially covered with Kakilla. There are several research projects planned to assess the flora and fauna diversity within the site in future. Stay tuned!