Plan Vivo – Hiniduma Biolink Project
The Hiniduma Biolink Project is a reforesting project that will establish a biodiversity corridor in between the two large remnant rainforest patches, Singharaja and Kenneliya, in Sri Lanka. The project was started in 2010 and the pilot project consisted of 15 farmer families who are farming adjacent to the identified disrupted forest patches and intends to cover an area of 10.8 hectares. The project has been expanded over the past 8 years and currently the project consisted of 63 farmer families, covering 26.8 hectares.
The trees planted include native and endemic rainforest species, as well as fruit and medicinal trees. This allows farmers to generate additional income. Furthermore, the introduction of carefully selected non-native plant species can help improve and support local ecosystem services.
- Income generation
- Strengthening social cohesion – Forming farmer organisations
- Improve agricultural practices
- Increase biodiversity – protection of wildlife habitats
- Improved water, soil and air quality