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Sinharaja Rain Forest Sri Lanka



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What is Sinharaja?

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LEGEND AND FACT-THE HISTORY OF SINHARAJA
Myths and Legens
Records in History
The Twentieth Century
The Recent Past
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LOCATION AND PHYSICAL FEATURES
Location and Boundaries
Topography and Drainage
Climate
Geology
Soils and Soil Microfliora

THE FLORA OF SINHARAJA
Types of Vegetation
Vegetation Structure
Floristic Composition
Rare Species
The Endemic Flora
Forest Regeneration
Current Research
THE FAUNA OF SINHARAJA
Vertebrate Fauna
Mammals
Birds
Reptiles
Amphibia
Fish
Other Inveratebrate Fauba
Future directions
CONSTRAINTS AFFECTING CONSERVATION
Encroachment
Timber and fuelwood extraction
Collection of minor forest products
Poaching and camping
Gemming
Adminiatrative constraints
The Villager's attitude

MAN AND THE FOREST
Village settlements
The People
Exploitation of the forest
  THE FUTURE
The future




THE FUTURE OF SINHARAJA
Needs of the villagers
Management
Education and research

 


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