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Continuing Our Commitment to Ecological Reforestation

09 May

Continuing Our Commitment to Ecological Refores...

We are thrilled to announce some exciting developments in our ongoing reforestation efforts!

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In search of pure honey

07 Apr

In search of pure honey

Rukrakaganno and Deutsche Bank staff visited Dankombuwa for the successful first harvest of a women-empowering beekeeping project, culminating in a honey extraction demonstration and participants receiving pure honey jars.

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Sensitizing school children about protecting Rainforests and its Biodiversity

07 Apr

Sensitizing school children about protecting Ra...

Students from Weddagala Maha Vindhyalaya participated in a hands-on environmental education program at the Cinnamon Rain Forest Restoration Site, aimed at promoting rainforest conservation awareness among youth, facilitated by experts from the University of Colombo and supported by Ruk Rakaganno.

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Ruk Rakaganno – The Tree Society of Sri Lanka  Deserving Recognition and Support

15 Mar

Ruk Rakaganno – The Tree Society of Sri Lanka ...

Hanne Lund Madsen, Sustainability Director, Forward Advice, Denmark

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The Dankombuwa Beekeeping for Honey Production - Project Story

07 Mar

The Dankombuwa Beekeeping for Honey Production ...

The Beekeeping for Honey Production Project by Ruk Rakaganno, supported by Deutsche Bank, fosters eco-friendly honey production for sustainable livelihoods and forest conservation.

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Dankombuwa Bee Keeping - Training Session

04 Nov

Dankombuwa Bee Keeping - Training Session

Beekeeping training: practical hive transfer, highlighting the importance of bees. Safety equipment provided. Next step: Youth awareness event on 24 January.

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Dankombuwa Bee Keeping Project

08 Sep

Dankombuwa Bee Keeping Project

The utilization of Bees for Sustainable Development

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Tree planting volunteer activity on Sinharaja by Ruk Rakagano and JKH

30 May

Tree planting volunteer activity on Sinharaja b...

Tree planting activity on Cinnamon Rainforest Restoration Project at Sinharaja by Ruk Rakaganno And JKH volunteers held on 21/05/2022.

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Purple blooms to beautify Radella shortcut

29 May

Purple blooms to beautify Radella shortcut

Sunday Times Feature Article Purple blooms to beautify Radella shortcut by Dushy Perera. (Published 29th May 2022)

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Suduwelipotha: Ruk Rakaganno on a reforesting mission in Sinharaja

27 Feb

Suduwelipotha: Ruk Rakaganno on a reforesting m...

Sunday Times Feature Article on Cinnamon Rainforest Restoration Project. (Published 27th Feb 2022)

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A Ray of Sunshine for Seniors at Suduwalipotha

11 Oct

A Ray of Sunshine for Seniors at Suduwalipotha

A much needed wheelchair was presented to the Community at Suduwelipotha by RukRakaganno on the 6th of October- 2021.

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Soragune Forest Conservation

20 May

Soragune Forest Conservation

Soragune is located in the Baddulla district of the Uva province. It lays to the south of Haldummulla and is drained by the Weli Oya and its branches. The Weli Oya joins the Walawe Ganga further south, as it flows into the Walawe National Park. It is an area of forest and savannah noted for its elephants. However, there are a number of other notable species, including wild cats, deer, fishing cats, otters, and deer, among a range of flora, such as savannah grasslands and riverine forests.

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Tree Planting after the Tsunami

20 May

Tree Planting after the Tsunami

The Tsunami which hit in 2004 devastated the coastal areas and the vegetation protecting the land. It was found that in areas where there was coastal vegetation, the tsunami caused less damage, than where there was not. Ruk Rakaganno collaborated with schools to replant trees and shrubs such as Pandanus, Spinifex, and Barringtonia in the South and South East coastal areas.

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The Dambulla Arboretum

20 May

The Dambulla Arboretum

The Dambulla Arboretum was established in 1963 by Mr. Sam Popham on 7.5 acres of degraded chena land in he Dambulla area, the dry heartland of Sri Lanka. Mr.Popham helped local indigenous trees to survive by getting rid of the invasives and established this Arboretum of indigenous Dry Zone trees. He gifted the Arboretum to the Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS) in 1989 before he left Sri Lanka for the UK. The IFS called for managers in 2005 and Ruk Rakaganno took over the management of the Arboretum.

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Kinross Beach Cleanup Project

20 May

Kinross Beach Cleanup Project

It is necessary to keep our beaches clean if we hope to keep our oceans clean. Beaches are home to various creatures. When the tides rise, it collects items on the beach and takes these out to the sea, It later goes to the oceans and gets eaten by the marine life. 100 million marine mammals each year are said to be suffering from plastics and rubbish sent by us to the ocean, The beaches bordering Colombo are getting dirtier and dirtier as people throw their plastic and broken glass bottles and candy wrappings on to the beach. Even personal domestic waste is sometimes found on the beach.

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Women's Environment Center

20 Apr

Women's Environment Center

The Women's Environment Center was set up in 1992 in order to focus on women's environmental problems, particularly in the rural areas, and to involve women in the struggle for a better environment. These women have to find their own sources of water, firewood and food. The destruction of forests depletes the water and fuel sources, supplementary foods and local medicines which they collect from forest sources. This destruction of the environment affects them a great deal, as it is the woman's role to find these resources.

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