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Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
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Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Sri Lanka
Best of: Forests
Description:
Sri Lanka's highlands are situated in the south-central part of the island. The property comprises the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest. These montane forests, where the land rises to 2,500 metres above sea-level, are home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species such as the western-purple-faced langur, the Horton Plains slender loris and the Sri Lankan leopard. The region is considered a super biodiversity hotspot.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Central Highlands of Sri Lanka", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.