Nature and Wild Life
For one island Sri Lanka packs an enormous variety of wild life into a relatively small space. This is largely because in that small space there is a wide range in altitude. The Central Highlands rise to over 2,500m with damp evergreen forests, cool uplands and high rainfall. Within 100km there are the dry coastal plain and sandy beaches. The climate division of the island into the larger, dry, mainly northern and eastern region, and the smaller, wet, south-western section is of importance to observers of wildlife.