Bluegreen Protectors Project: Mangroves Restoration in Rakhawa, Mannar and Jaffna

SLYCAN Trust

Mangroves are a vital component of our biodiversity. They are impacted by climate change, and human activity which threaten their survival. However, they are also protectors of our coastline, ecosystems and contribute to generative economic benefits to coastal communities.


This project implemented by SLYCAN Trust in collaboration with the Marine Environmental Protection Authority of Sri Lanka, and Coastal Conservation Department of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development of Sri Lanka, and supported by Drowning Islands (non-profit organisation) focuses on protecting and restoring the mangroves in 3 selected sites of Sri Lanka.

The project also aims to implement environmental conservation activities focusing on resilience building of vulnerable ecosystems and communities, through participatory and multi-stakeholder driven initiatives.

It also consists of activities related to eco-peacebuilding, through engagement of different communities in the project activities, livelihood development, as  well as creates awareness on the need for multi-stakeholder driven adaptation activities related to mangrove restoration.


Project duration: September 2018 – July 2019
Project status: Ongoing
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SLYCAN Trust

SLYCAN Trust is a non-profit think tank. It has been a registered legal entity in the form of a trust since 2016, and a guarantee limited company since 2019. The entities focus on the thematic areas of climate change, adaptation and resilience, sustainable development, environmental conservation and restoration, social justice, and animal welfare. SLYCAN Trust’s activities include legal and policy research, education and awareness creation, capacity building and training, and implementation of ground level action. SLYCAN Trust aims to facilitate and contribute to multi-stakeholder driven, inclusive and participatory actions for a sustainable and resilient future for all.