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ANALALAVA FOREST

REGION Atsinanana | COMMUNE Foulpointe | AREA 229 Ha | Project Start 2003 | Protected areas IUCN Cat IV | Decree of creation 2015 - 765

ACCESS
7 km along secondary road from Foulpointe. Bungalows and camping facilities available on-site.

 

GOAL
Analalava Forest is valued, valorized and conserved by local stakeholders.

 

VEGETATION
Low elevation evergreen forest

 

BIOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE
1) Rare fragment of low elevation humid forest
2) High botanical diversity
3) Several threatened and locally endemic plants
4) 26 species of palms
5) Five species of lemur.

 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE
Formerly heavily used as source of timber and firewood.  Currently used as source of wild honey and poles for constructing fences.  Source of several streams.  High potential for tourism.

 

THREATS
1) Wild fires
2) Land ownership conflict
3) Invasive species

 

CONTACT
Tilahimena Anselme
Mail: anselme.tilahimena@mobot-mg.org
Website: http://www.analalavareserve.com
Mobile: 033 15 324 83

 

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