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Central Highlands of Sri Lanka


Central Highlands Sri Lanka


  • Central Highlands are located in the south-central region of Sri Lanka. The area consists of the Knuckles Conservation Forest, the Horton Plains National Park and also the Peak Wilderness Protected Area. These jungles are at a height of 2,500 metres above sea-level. The area is a fantastic biodiversity hotspot as it contains an exceptional variety of flora and fauna that includes a number of types in danger of extinction like the Sri Lankan leopard, western-purple-faced langur and also the Horton Plains loris are an international conservation priority. Leopard of Sri Lanka departed from other felids roughly 1.8 million years back, is an exceptional sub-species. The langur of Sri Lanka has developed into many morphologically different types recognizable these days. Over 34% of Sri Lanka’s herbs, shrubs, and endemical trees, one half of its endemical flowering floras and over half of country’s endemical animals with a backbone are in these jungles and neighbouring plain regions. The fauna components offer solid proof of biological and geological methods in the development as well as evolution of taxa.



Central Highlands Sri Lanka