Endangered plant species to be protected via special national program

Endangered plant species to be protected via special national program

Endangered plant species to be protected via special national program

Written by Zulfick Farzan

27 Feb, 2021 | 6:44 am

Colombo (News 1st); The Ministry of Wildlife stated that a national program will be launched to protect plants that have been identified as endangered under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance .

Secretary to the Ministry Bandula Harischandra stated that steps will be taken to identify the locations of endangered plants under the first phase.

The Ministry of Wildlife plans to launch awareness programs on plant species in several phases.

Under the second phase, steps will be taken to educate the Grama Niladhari Officers, Agricultural Research Officers and other government officials of the Divisional Secretariats where the endangered plants are located on how to protect the endangered plants.

He said that steps would be taken to educate the people in the area, including those who are interested in the project.

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