The Seacology-Sudeesa Mangrove Museum is a key component of the Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project. The state-of-the-art facility adjacent to the headquarters of our partner organization is the first of its kind in the world. It will serve to educate locals and visiting ecotourists alike about the ecological and economic importance of mangroves, and introduce thousands of guests to our work to conserve and restore mangrove ecosystems in in Sri Lanka. It opened on July 26, 2016, International Mangrove Day, in a ceremony attended by Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena and the leaders of Seacology and Sudeesa.
A presentation in the museum's theater.
A group tours the museum.
A group gathers outside the museum's main entrance.
Several sections of the museum feature stunning views of the area's mangrove forests.
A Sudeesa staff member leads a group of college students on a tour of the museum.
Two Swedish reporters tour the museum with Sudeesa scientist Marappullige Priyantha Kumara.
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena cuts the ribbon to officially open the museum, July 26, 2016.
Seacology board member Peter Read, left, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, center, and Sudeesa Chairman Anuradha Wickramasinghe tour the museum with Sudeesa staff and other guests at the opening ceremony.
Sudeesa's Douglas Thisera, left, leads a tour of the museum for Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, center. The jars in the display case contain preserved specimens of fish and other species native to Sri Lanka's mangrove habitats.
A presentation is shown in the museum's theater.
Secretary for the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment Udaya R. Seneviratne, speaks to a group of children at the Seacology-Sudeesa Mangrove Museum
The museum is built seamlessly into the natural foliage of the Sri Lankan coastline and offers stunning views of the surrounding mangroves.
The entrance to the museum's theater is linked with information on different local mangrove species.
The entrance to the museum.
The museum features a library, containing a wealth of reading material on mangroves and other ecological subjects.
A group of Sri Lankan students watches a presentation in the museum's large theater.
Students tour the museum.
Several of Sri Lanka's native mangrove species are on display in this exhibit outside the Seacology-Suedeesa Mangrove Museum.
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Seacology Sudeesa Sri Lanka Mangrove Museum
Tel +94 32 2248707
Fax +94 32 22 47960