MG084
Midongy South National Park


Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 167,072 ha

Protection status:

Asity Madagascar
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 high unfavourable low
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Site description
This site is located about 94 km south-east of Vangaindrano, and consists of two parts: the Soarano Forest (24,145 ha) and the Befotaka Forest (43,423 ha). The terrain is mountainous and steep-sloped. Many streams drain these slopes to feed marshes in the lowlands, which cover c.10% of the site (and small pools 5%). The mid-altitude, dense, humid evergreen forest typically holds trees of Diospyros, Dalbergia, Brachylaena, Cryptocarya, Ravensara, Eugenia, Tambourissa, Ocotea, Uapaca, Calophyllum, Elaeocarpus and Symphonia. Marsh vegetation includes screw-pine Pandanus and sedge Carex.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Ninety-three species are known from the site, of which 52 are endemic to Madagascar. Anas melleri has been observed in the area, but it is not known if it breeds locally.

Non-bird biodiversity: Lemurs: Eulemur fulvus collaris (VU), Propithecus diadema edwardsi (EN), Daubentonia madagascariensis (EN).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Midongy South National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2018.