Plant donation to Sri Lanka Wild life Conservation Society
The second phase of The Kingsbury Nurtures 1000 tree planting initiative was the handing over of 500 Orange plants to the Sri Lanka Wild Life Conservation Society on 16th September 2017. The plants were donated to SLWCS for their ‘Orange Elephant’ project conducted around farming communities bordering Wasgamuwa National Park.
Research has proven that elephants do not like citrus fruits so it is a perfect buffer crop. By growing a tall barrier of citrus trees around their rice and vegetable crops, farmers can create a safe and sustainable elephant deterrent, providing new income for their families in case they do lose their crops.
The team from The Kingsbury who participated in the activities on 16th September was Nilusha Amadorou (Senior Graphic Designer), Nilanka Ranasinghe (Graphic Designer), Hashan Kekulawala (Graphic Designar), Pradeep Manawadu (Driver- Security Dept) and Rizman Amit (Assistant Manager PR).
The SLWCS camp is located near Hettipola town off the 38Km post on the Griadurukotte Road. Their operation consists of 14 staff members headed by Ravi Corea (President), Chintaka Weerasinghe (Operations Manager), Chandima Fernando (Lead Researcher).