Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 SRI LANKA

bullet2 Socio Environment Foundation

No.100, Demel Watta Road

Koswatte, Nawala


Sri Lanka



Type:  NGO   

Scope:  local   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


Our Mission:  Our mission is to preserve and conserve the natural environmental resources, rainforests and their biodiversity ecosystems, indigenous communities and culture in knuckles Mountain Range through community education and awareness

Our Vision:  Socio-Environment Foundation’s vision is of a clean and healthy environment with community groups who are fully aware, responsible and caring about their surrounding environment, its natural resources and biodiversity.

Our Objectives:  Conserve and protect the biodiversity and natural resources and culture in Knuckles Mountain range.

-Environmental education/awareness programs, projects, seminars and training for community groups. Assist in the development and implementation of Sri Lanka’s school curriculum in environment education in order to promote the idea of environmental conservation/protection and awareness.

-Alternative income sources and improved livelihood for the indigenous community in Knuckles Range and other rural areas and projects to address the problems in the areas of forest biodiversity.

-Water shed management in Knuckles Mountain Range as it is one of the main contributors to the country’s water resource.

-Sustainable development

-Assist the government officers and political authorities in implementing the policies and procedures on environmental issues.

-Promote the usage of environmental friendly products

-Implement a project on Eco-tour Chain and the main purposes of these projects are to facilitate the environmentalists and those who are interested on these subjects to enhance their knowledge, on the different environmental issues, studies and research and local as well as foreign tourists for relaxation purposes.