July 2004

Conservation benefit: Mangrove protection

Community benefit: Library and audiovisual facilities at the Kiralakele Mangrove Resource Center

In response to threats to Sri Lanka’s mangroves, the Small Fishers Federation of Lanka (also known as Sudeesa) and Seacology have established the Kiralakele Mangrove Resource Center and Biological Garden in southern Sri Lanka. Seacology will assist Sudeesa┬áin establishing a library with a minimum of 5,000 books, research papers and reports, a computer facility with Internet access, an aquarium to demonstrate the fauna associated with mangrove habitat, and a center with multimedia displays.

Full or partial funding for this project provided by
Project Updates
January 2005
The library and audiovisual facilities have been completed, and a dedication ceremony was held on December 2, 2004 with 300 local schoolchildren in attendance.

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