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ORONJIA

REGION Diana | COMMUNE Ramena | AREA 1648 | Project Start July 2007 | Protected areas IUCN Cat V | Decree of creation: 2015 - 772

ACCESS
14 km from Antsiranana (= Diego) on good road.  Forest close to road.

GOAL
Oronjia Forest is restored to its former condition and valued by the local stakeholders.

 

VEGETATION
Dry deciduous forest on sand and calcareous rock

 

BIOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE
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)

 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE
Heavily exploited for charcoal production,  forest used for shifting cultivation, high potential for tourism.

THREATS
1) Charcoal production

2) Goats

3) Shifting cultivation

4) Exploitation of wild yams

 

CONTACT
Jeremie RAZAFITSALAMA

Mail: jeremie.razafitsalama@mobot-mg.org

Mobile: 0 32 05 324 85

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