Vondrozo Classified Forest NPA This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Madagascar

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1999)
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Area: 36,292 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)
Vondrozo Classified Forest is located about 5 km west of Vondrozo. The forest is part of the still-continuous corridor between Andringitra (IBA MG080) and Midongy-South (MG084), and is generally of lowland forest. The terrain is fairly flat and uniform with some low hills. The site is drained by small, permanent tributaries of the Manapatrana river in the north and by tributaries of the Mananara in the south. The low-altitude, dense, humid evergreen forest is nearly intact, with a canopy 15–20 m high, dominated by species of Dalbergia, Ocotea, Weinmannia, Uapaca, Canarium, Eugenia and Diospyros. The understorey is not dense and allows easy access to the forest interior, except near the marshes.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Eighty-five species are known from the site, of which 50 are endemic to Madagascar. Rand (1936) mentions a record of Oriolia bernieri from a site in south-eastern Madagascar with this name; it is not clear if this is the site intended.

Non-bird biodiversity: Lemur: Propithecus diadema edwardsi (EN). Reptile: Boa manditra (VU).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Vondrozo Classified Forest NPA. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.