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 in 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
- 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.