Wild Holidays project for students to adopt plants
ECO-TOURISM: "People will be compelled to wear protective masks
before long unless society is not going to address the dangers of
extinction due to pollution, Eco Adventure Tourism Chairman Wild
Holidays, Major Vijith Welikala said.
A press conference was held at "Thotupala " in Piliyandala last week
to brief the media on the danger Sri Lanka is facing due to the
diminishing forest cover which has depleted to 3 per cent when it should
be a minimum of 10 per cent.
Welikala said that it has become a priority to increase the forest
cover ,which absorbs Carbon dioxide from the environment which is of
prime importance for human existence.
Mindful of the corporate social responsibility, Wild Holidays
launched a programme on Vesak Poya day titled "Adoption of million
trees" in an attempt to keep a satisfactory ratio of jungle cover and
Under this project, participants would not merely plant trees, but
every person will be encouraged to adopt and preserve at least one tree.
Since it is very important to educate our young generation about this
situation participation of school going children in this programme will
be given priority, Welikala said.
School children from different parts of the country will be given a
plant each to adopt with a practical knowledge at Thotupala under this
He invited the public and conscious organisations to join this
ambitious project to save our future.