Andohahela National Park - Section II

Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA criteria met: A2, A3 (1999)
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Area: 12,769 ha

Asity Madagascar
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2017 high very unfavourable low
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Site description (baseline)
Parcel II of Andohahela National Park is located 52 km from Ambovombe, south of the Mananara river. It extends over a calcareous plateau, with a series of undulating hills that peak at 1,006 m (Vohidagoro). On the plateau, the vegetation is composed of xerophilous bushland of Didiereaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Leguminosae and Crassulaceae. Higher areas are dominated by dwarf Aloe, with Pachypodium on the highest areas.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Eighty-three species are known from this site, of which 31 are endemic to Madagascar. Although Parcels I and II are only separated by a few kilometres, their bird faunas are quite different. Andohahela is the only protected area in Madagascar which contains a contact area between two biogeographical regions: humid forest (confined to Parcel I) and spiny forest (Parcel II). Interesting endemic species include Falco zoniventris, four species of Coua, Newtonia archboldi and six species of vanga (Vangidae). Species of global conservation concern include Ardeola idae.

Non-bird biodiversity: Plant: Alluaudia ascendens is endemic to the Mandrare region. Lemurs: Lemur catta (VU), Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi (VU), Phaner furcifer (probably P. f. pallescens) (VU). Carnivore: Cryptoprocta ferox (VU).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Andohahela National Park - Section II. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.