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Sri Lanka: First project registered under the Plan Vivo Standard in Asia
July 25, 2012
The first project in Asia to complete a Plan Vivo validation has been registered, in Sri Lanka. Developed by the Conservation Carbon Company and Rainforest Rescue International, the Hiniduma Biolink Project aims to create a biodiversity corridor between two rainforest patches in Galle district.
The project works with smallholder farmers, mainly tea farmers, in an ambitious reforestation programme using over 90 different tree species. It has already piloted systems with an initial group of 15 farmers and will scale up gradually over the project lifetime, aiming to eventually reforest and restore over 2000 ha of deforested and degraded land between World Heritage forest sites at Sinharaja and Kanneliya.
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Keywords: Asia, Galle, Hinuduma, Plan Vivo, reforestation, small holder, Sri Lanka, Standards