Maningoza Special Reserve

Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1999)
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Area: 5,971 ha

Asity Madagascar
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 not assessed not assessed not assessed
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Site description (2001 baseline)
The site is located 50 km south-east of Besalampy. The relief is slightly undulating. The fast-flowing Maningoza river runs through the forest. The reserve includes dense, dry deciduous forest and secondary savanna. The forest is dominated by trees of Dalbergia, Givotia, Securinega, Commiphora, Eugenia and Ravensara. The mid-stratum is composed of small shrubs, numerous lianas and some epiphytes. There are palms Hyphaene and Bismarckia in the savanna.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. As with Bemarivo Special Reserve (IBA MG033), Maningoza Special Reserve is still rather poorly known ornithologically. However, 52 species are known from the site, of which 25 are endemic to Madagascar. Species of global conservation concern include Philepitta schlegeli.

Non-bird biodiversity: Lemurs: Hapalemur griseus occidentalis (VU), Propithecus verreauxi deckeni (VU). Carnivore: Cryptoprocta ferox (VU).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Maningoza Special Reserve. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.