Why Sri Lanka?
Given Sri Lanka’s recent history – the culmination of a 25-year civil war which ended in 2009, the Easter Sunday Bombings of 2019, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2022 economic crisis – the island is at an environmental crossroads. With competition for resources growing, wildlife and human populations are being pushed to the brink. Yet, Sri Lanka has proved to be a resilient nation that has been able to propel itself to #1 tourist destination of 2019.
However, with the government not being able to allocate adequate funding towards protecting and restoring ecosystems, it is necessary for community intervention. With Sri Lanka being declared as 2020’s sixth most vulnerable country to changing climatic conditions in the annual Climate Risk Index produced by the German Watch, the need for action is now.
Listed as one of the world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots, Sri Lanka plays a critical role in ensuring the globe’s biodiversity and ecosystem richness. The Lanka Environment Fund allows individuals and businesses to aid in the protection and restoration of this richness and be a part of creating a responsible, greener and cleaner Sri Lanka.
For more information on how to be a part of the Lanka Environment Fund, see Get Involved.