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Dekinda Forest Reserve

Dekinda Forest Reserve is a hill rainforest located near Balana town in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. Extending in an area of 40 ha, the forest is bordered by tea plantations and home gardens (Wijesundara & Wijesundara, 2014). Since colonial times the forest has been maintained as a watershed area for surrounding commercial plantations including tea and paddy (Wijesundara & Wijesundara, 2014).

The mean annual rainfall in the forest area is about 2,000 mm and the mean annual temperature is about 25 °C (Wijesundara & Wijesundara, 2014). Despite its small size, the forest reserve is home to a large number of bird species, numbering over 90 (Wijesundara & Wijesundara, 2012).

1) Wijesundara, C.; Wijesundara, M., 2012. Avifaunal diversity of Dekinda Forest Reserve, Balana, Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium (Vol. 17). p.4.
2) Wijesundara, C.; Wijesundara, M., 2014. Bird diversity of Dekinda forest reserve, Balana, Sri Lanka: implications for conservation. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences), 43(1). pp.137-146.

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This page was last updated on 21 September 2022

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