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Sinharaja Forest Reserve
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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Sri Lanka
Best of: Reserve, Wildlife
Description:
Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Sinharaja is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. There is much endemic wildlife, especially birds, but the reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Sinharaja Forest Reserve", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.