Ampasindava Bay wetlands

Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 163,100 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 high
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Site description
The site is composed of bays, rivers and estuaries located in the coastal zone of the Ampasindava peninsula. The relief of the peninsula is very much marked, with cuestas and outcrops of lias, sandstone and schist, dissected by many rivers (the main ones being the Bemanevika, Barimahamay and Anafiafy). The coastal vegetation consists of mangrove woodland, sometimes interrupted by littoral forest.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Among the 39 recorded species, 15 are endemic. A few Threskiornis (aethiopicus) bernieri occur, as well as some pairs of Haliaeetus vociferoides. According to local information, Anas bernieri breeds at the site.

Non-bird biodiversity: Lemurs: Eulemur macaco macaco (VU), Daubentonia madagascariensis (EN).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ampasindava Bay wetlands. Downloaded from on 19/07/2019.