MG043
Ambatovaky Special Reserve


Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 24,866 ha

Protection status:

Asity Madagascar
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 high near favourable low
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Site description
Ambatovaky Special Reserve is located about 50 km west of the coastal town of Soanierana-Ivongo. Many streams drain eastwards through the site and create innumerable small valleys and ridges between occasional steep-sloped, sharp-peaked mountains. Two main rivers flow through the reserve, the Iampirano and the Sandrangato. The vegetation is mainly dense, low- and mid-altitude, humid evergreen forest, with sclerophyllous montane forest in the higher areas.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Ninety-two species are known from the site, of which 55 are endemic to Madagascar. This is the only site known for Mesitornis variegata in the East Malagasy biome, and it is possible that this population is a separate taxon.

Non-bird biodiversity: Lemurs: Eulemur rubriventer (VU), Varecia variegata variegata (EN), Indri indri (EN), Propithecus diadema diadema (EN), Daubentonia madagascariensis (EN). Carnivores: Fossa fossana (VU), Cryptoprocta ferox (VU). Butterflies: Papilio mangoura (VU), Amauris nossima (VU).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ambatovaky Special Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2018.