REGION Diana | COMMUNE Ramena | AREA 1648 | Project Start July 2007 | Protected areas IUCN Cat V | Decree of creation: 2015 - 772
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14 km from Antsiranana (= Diego) on good road. Forest close to road.
Oronjia Forest is restored to its former condition and valued by the local stakeholders.
Dry deciduous forest on sand and calcareous rock
1) Vegetation type currently under-represented in protected area network
2) Threatened and locally endemic plants
3) Habitat for Critically endangered blind snake (Xenotyphlops grandidieri)
Heavily exploited for charcoal production, forest used for shifting cultivation, high potential for tourism.
1) Charcoal production
3) Shifting cultivation
4) Exploitation of wild yams
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