MG055
Ankeniheny Classified Forest This is an IBA in danger! 


Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 26,500 ha

Protection status:

Asity Madagascar
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 very high very unfavourable high
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Site description
The site lies 25 km south of Moramanga and has a perimeter of 105 km. The topography shows east–west folding. Several rivers rise in the forest, such as the Ihofika in the east and the Fanjalava and Manampotsy in the west, and many small streams flow through it. Most of the site (14,000 ha) comprises mid-altitude, dense, humid evergreen forest, dominated by trees of Syzygium, Symphonia and Canarium. The remaining area (12,500 ha) is covered by secondary woodland (dominated by Albizia), savanna, fallow and cultivated land.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Seventy-four species are known from the site, of which 46 are endemic to Madagascar. Newtonia fanovanae is only known elsewhere from a small number of low-altitude sites, and is present here at the upper limit of its altitidinal range.

Non-bird biodiversity: Lemurs: Indri indri (EN), Eulemur rubriventer (VU), Varecia variegata variegata (EN). Carnivore: Fossa fossana (VU).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ankeniheny Classified Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2019.