Zones humides d'Ambondrobe
- Site number:2300
- Area:13,000 ha
- Designation date:22-05-2017
- Coordinates:19°13'S 44°32'E
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The Site is on the west coast of Madagascar, on the plain of the lower Manambolo River in Menabe Region. It lies between the villages of Ankaivo and Aboalimena and includes the Ambondrobe permanent lake, temporary satellite lakes, and swamp and transitional forest ecosystems. The Site is home to approximately 10,000 water bird individuals, with egret and heron species present in large numbers. It is a conservation area for endemic and endangered species such as the Madagascar heron Ardea humbloti, Madagascar pond-heron Ardeola idae and Madagascar sacred ibis Threskiornis bernieri, and the critically endangered Madagascar fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides and Madagascar big-headed turtle Erymnochelys madagascariensis. Approximately 110 nests of this last species were recorded, with an average of 18 eggs per nest. Other endemic species include lemurs, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals. The Site hosts a large population of the Madagascan flying fox Pteropus rufus. The dry deciduous forest, which is typical of Madagascar’s western coastal plain, features some evergreen formations. The characteristic species are Commiphora guillauminii, katrafay (Cedrelopsis grevei), mpanjakabenitany (Baudouinia fluggeiformis), amaninomby (Terminalia ruffovestita), and farafatsy Givotia madagascariensis. The Site’s management plan establishes standards of social behaviour to harmonize conservation measures among local communities, and ensure compliance with regulatory measures by empowering communities to apply sanctions.
Dans la Région de Menabe
- National legal designation:
- Aire protégée - Région de Menabe
- Last publication date:29-05-2017
Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)
Additional reports and documents
- Taxonomic lists of plant and animal species occurring in the site
- Site management plan
- Other published literature