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Eco Tourism

With its biodiversity and varying eco-systems Sri Lanka is a prime eco-tourism destination. Places to visit include Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Knuckles mountain range; the National Parks of Yala, Udawalawe, Bundala, Horton Plains, Minneriya and Kaudulla; and the rock edifices of Ritigala and Pidurangala.
This tiny island and its continental shelf are host to two of the largest mammals on earth – the whale and Asian elephant. Its biodiversity per unit is the highest in Asia.

  • The Bio-diversity of Sri Lanka:
  • No of Species Endemic (approx)
  • Flowering Plants         4,000 25%
  • Butterflies                          244 8%
  • Dragon Flies                   120 50%
  • Land Snails                      246 83%
  • Fresh-water Fish               82 50%
  • Amphibians                      106 85%
  • Reptiles                             171 60%
  • Birds                                    482 7%
  • Land Mammals                 92 17%
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