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* Sri Lanka to preserve rare native dry zone plants by ex-situ conservation
Wed, Jan 15, 2014, 10:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 15, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government, taking measures to preserve the rare and wild native plant species of the dry zone, plans to set up a new plant house for those plant varieties at the Mirijjawila Dry Zone Botanical Garden.

Plants that are native to the dry zone will be grown in the new plant house that is to be located in a 6,000 square feet area.

Director-General of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Dr. Siril Wijesundara told the media that some of the more rare and wild varieties will be preserved in the gardens using the ex-situ conservation method.

Dry zone represents almost one third of Sri Lankan forest ecosystem, and 95 percent of its vegetation has been lost in the last 20 years alone.

The plants will also be exhibited to the public to raise awareness.

The Mirijjawila Botanical Gardens that was opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa last November is the only Dry Zone Botanical Garden in the country situated in land mass of 300 acres of land at Mirijjawila in Hambantota district .

A large number of herbal plants, endangered plants, and plants endemic to Sri Lanka's dry zone have been planted in the garden.

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