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Welcome To Birds Research Center & Resort | Hambanthota | Sri Lanka

About Us

The position of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean at the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent is of great importance for long distance migrant shorebirds. Birds Research Centre & Resort, Asia's largest Birds Research Centre exhibits over 200 birds species (endemic and exotic) and is located in the Nagarawewa area in Hambantota.

The Centre which expands on a landscape of over 50 acres breeds endangered bird species with the assistance of foreign bird breeding centers and exchange of rare species with other zoological gardens in the world. It also facilitates university students and research fellows to conduct studies and research thus creating academic and professional ties with the reputed academic and research institutions in the subject of ornithology. The center is dedicated to create awareness and interest in wild life and the Importance of Conservation of fauna and flora. 

Economic Benefits

With the implementation of the envisaged project a positive change is foreseen for both social and economic structures in the area. Both the construction and operation phases of the project should generate direct job opportunities in various sectors such as Supply of building material, Skilled and unskilled labor, transportation, retail trade, lodging and other support services, etc. thus increasing revenue to the area and eventually resulting in an improvement In the quality of life of the locality.

Direct employment generation for around 50 families After completion of the project would certainly guarantee a reliable market for a considerable proportion of local production, for the consumption of birds and the staff. Ensuring a reliable market for local production such as fruit, grains and vegetables as bird feed etc. The center propose to train the local youth as bird watching guides who can support tourist excursions in Bundala and kumana sanctuaries. Skills development in nature tourism for the local population Considering the fact that the target visitor category for the proposed Bird center is both local and foreign tourists which would enhance the potential of Hambanthota as a tourist attraction. Enhancement of the region as a tourist attraction With the implementation of the proposed project, the capacities of infrastructure services such as water, electricity, and telecom, etc., including roads in the area, will need to be upgraded This would in turn benefit the local area. Improvement of infrastructure services in the surrounding area It is quite natural that once the infrastructure network of any area is improved with planned development taking place, there will be increased potential for the property development sector thus benefiting the neighborhood and In addition, modem technology transfer to the local area due to projects of this nature would also result in creating even more opportunities for the local community. The socioeconomic benefits listed above highlight the development to be experienced in various aspects, once the project is completed. It is also understood that the awareness level of the population in these areas on different subject matters can be improved further. However, the exposure gained through protects of this nature would certainly help improve the capacity of the local population, thus fulfilling the vision of the government to create equal opportunities for every citizen irrespective of geographical boundaries. Such are the socioeconomic benefits envisioned for the area once the envisaged project is completed. Increased opportunities in the property development and construction sector