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IBITY MASSIF

REGION Vakinankaratra | COMMUNE Ibity, Manadona, Sahanivotry | AREA 6136 Project Start July 2007 | Protected areas IUCN Cat V | Decree of creation: 2015 - XXX

ACCESS
195 km from Tana on national highway (RN7), then walk for 1-3 hours

 

GOAL
Ibity Massif is a landscape in which humans and nature are in harmony, where rational use of natural resources flourishes and where biodiversity is conserved.

 

VEGETATION
Sclerophyllous woodland, herb rich grassland, gallery forest

 

BIOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE
1) Includes vegetation types poorly represented in existing protected areas

2) Rich flora with many locally endemic species.

 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE
Grasslands used for grazing cattle, formerly, exploited of semi-precious stones, collection of orchids and succulents for sale to gardeners, exploitation of fruits of Uapaca bojerii, bamboo and fruit bats, source of many streams, high potential for tourism.

 

THREATS
1) Gold mining exploitation

2) Excessively frequent wildfires

 

CONTACT
Mamisoa ANDRIANJAFY

Mail: mamisoa.andrianjafy@mobot-mg.org

Mobile: 0 33 15 324 81

 

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