REGION Vakinankaratra | COMMUNE Ibity, Manadona, Sahanivotry | AREA 6136 Project Start July 2007 | Protected areas IUCN Cat V | Decree of creation: 2015 - XXX
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195 km from Tana on national highway (RN7), then walk for 1-3 hours
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.
Sclerophyllous woodland, herb rich grassland, gallery forest
1) Includes vegetation types poorly represented in existing protected areas
2) Rich flora with many locally endemic species.
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.
1) Gold mining exploitation
2) Excessively frequent wildfires
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