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VOHIBE

REGION Atsinanana | COMMUNE Ambalabe | AREA 3118 | Project Start April 2006 | Protected areas IUCN Cat VI | Decree of creation: 2015 - XXX

ACCESS
Located 72 km north west of Vatomandry.  Journey to forest: boat up-river for 6 hours and 2-3 hour walk to Commune (Ambalabe) and then 3-4 hour walk to forest (next day).  Accommodation available both in Ambalabe and close to the forest.

GOAL
To conserve the Vohibe Forest in its current near pristine condition with the full participation of local communities

 

VEGETATION
Low elevation humid forest

 

BIOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE
1) Eleven species of lemur including Indri indri

2) Diverse avifauna and herpatofauna

3) A rare example of pristine, low elevation evergreen forest.

 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE
Forest used for shifting cultivation, source of wild honey and poles for constructing fences.  Some potential for adventure tourism.

THREATS
1) Shifting cultivation

2) Wild fire

 

CONTACT
Rasoaviety Lucien

Mail: lucien.rasoaviety@mobot-mg.org

Mobile: 033 15 324 84

Fortunat Rakotoarivony

Mail: fortunat.rakotoarivony@mobot-mg.org

Mobile: 033 12 324 83

 

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