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VOHIDAVA BETSIMALAHO COMPLEX

 

REGION Atsimo Andrefana | COMMUNE Mahaboboka, Mikoboka Amboronabo | AREA 4487 Ha | Project Start Dec. 2008 | Protected areas IUCN Cat III | Decree of creation 2015 - 766

ACCESS
225 km from Fort Dauphin to Tsivory. Journey in private car takes one day: Fort-Dauphin - Amboasary 75 km; Amboasary - Anadabolava 115km Anadabolava - Tsivory 35 km.  Forest close to road.

 

GOAL
Natural resources are used rationally to enable the conservation of local biodiversity and the maintenance of ecological services.

 

VEGETATION
Subarid deciduous thicket on basalt, gallery forest, freshwater ecosystems

BIOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE
1) Rich in drought-adapted species

2) Rich avifauna

3) Habitat de threatened lemurs and reptiles

4) Mosaic of diverse ecosystems

 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE
Grazing for cattle, forest used to hide cattle from bandits, forest used for shifting cultivation, some plant species heavily exploited for personal use, watershed protection of  Mandrare River Bassin.

THREATS
1) Shifting cultivation

2) Exploitation of trees for fuelwood

3) Wildfires

 

CONTACT
Laurent Behevitra

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