Vondrozo Classified Forest NPA This is an IBA in danger! 

Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
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).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Bird-hunting and the collection of wild honey pose relatively minor threats. Forest to the north and south of the site is under pressure for cultivation.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vondrozo Classified Forest NPA. Downloaded from on 02/10/2022.