The Endana Biodiversity Corridor aims to support Dilmah in adopting a landscape approach to the management of its estates from which they largely source their tea. The initiative is centered on the emerging field of connectivity conservation and seeks to link the tea estates within the wider context of natural and productive lands to adopt a more integrated approach. This would help promote the movement of species between forest patches and increase the survival of populations by: increasing food sources, providing valuable cover, decreasing chance of predation, and by reconnecting fragmented and isolated patches.
Dilmah’s Endana tea estate serves as the site for a pilot scale biological corridor, with its successful establishment the corridor will be expanded and replicated in other estates. This initiative will not only help protect the surrounding biodiversity but will also aid in demonstrating the benefits of such practice to local communities and small holding tea growers as well as promote good practice within Sri Lanka’s tea industry.