Andohahela National Park - Section I

Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 59,639 ha

Asity Madagascar
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 medium unfavourable low
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Site description
Parcel I of Andohahela National Park is located 84 km north-east of Tolagnaro. It includes a portion of the mountainous massif of Beampingaratra, oriented north–south, and five peaks above 1,500 m. The main river rising in the parcel is the Mandrare, augmented by the waters from its two tributaries, the Mananara and the Manambolo. In the east, the Manampanihy and Andriambe rivers flow respectively towards the north-east and the south-east. The vegetation is composed of low- and mid-altitude, dense, humid evergreen forest, dominated by trees of Tambourissa, Symphonia and Dalbergia, although the steep slopes are dominated by Lauraceae, Compositae, Rubiaceae and Convolvulaceae. Tree-ferns and orchids are common, and epiphytic cacti Rhipsalis also occur.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Eighty-seven species are known from the site, of which 57 are endemic to Madagascar. The site is the southern limit of the distribution of several species, in particular those which are characteristic of montane forest. The site holds four species of ground-roller (Brachypteraciidae), two species of Neodrepanis, Randia pseudozosterops, Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi, nine species of vanga (Vangidae) and Newtonia fanovanae.

Non-bird biodiversity: Lemurs: Eulemur fulvus collaris (VU), Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi (VU). Carnivores: Cryptoprocta ferox (VU), Fossa fossana (VU), Galidictis fasciata (VU), Eupleres goudotii (EN).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Andohahela National Park - Section I. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.