Research Station for Leopard and Climate Change at Dunkeld
Over 19 individual leopards were identified on the Dunkeld ridge at Tea Trails
Resplendent Ceylon and Dilmah Conservation set up this station to support the work of the Wilderness and Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT) whose founders are pioneering research on Sri Lankan leopard. While the hill country is known better for tea plantations, pockets of forest are home to a strong population of leopards. Interestingly, there is a healthy population of leopards in the forest areas between Dunkeld and Norwood Bungalows and beyond, as seen by camera trap footage.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the research station located at the Dunkeld tea factory and learn about these fascinating, elusive, threatened cats, their habits and the conservation efforts we are supporting. Guests can be accompanied by one of our resident naturalists who support the research team on the ground.