Saint Augustin Forest This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1999)
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Area: 48,563 ha

Asity Madagascar
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 unfavourable very high high
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Site description (2001 baseline)
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Saint Augustin Forest. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.