Status and Trends of Biodiversity
In terms of species, genes and ecosystems, Sri Lanka has a very high biodiversity and is one of the 18 hot spots in the world. The wet zone rainforests have nearly all of the country’s woody endemic plants and about 75 per cent of the endemic animals. The genetic diversity of agricultural crops is quite remarkable, with 3,000 accessions of rice being recorded... More »
Number and Extent of Protected Areas
Sri Lanka has established 501 protected areas, accounting for 26.5% of the total area of the country. Sri Lanka has also 2 Ramsar sites and 2 Biosphere Reserves.
Percentage of Forest Cover
Forests in Sri Lanka cover 1,933,000 ha.