Saint Augustin Forest This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 48,563 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 unfavourable high
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Site description
This site is located on the northern bank of the Onilahy river, about 20 km south of Toliara. It is bordered in the west by rocky banks and humid sands and has a rugged micro-relief. A tributary of the Onilahy rises within the forest. The vegetation is composed of xerophilous bushland, dominated by Euphorbiaceae, with an open canopy (up to 4–5 m high).

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Calicalicus rufocarpalis, a recently described species, is known only from this site and from the Mahafaly Plateau Forest complex (IBA MG070).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saint Augustin Forest. Downloaded from on 01/12/2020.