Mangroves de Tsiribihina
- Site number:2302
- Area:47,218 ha
- Designation date:22-05-2017
- Coordinates:19°44'S 44°27'E
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The Site is located in the Menabe Region, along the coast on both sides of the mouth of the Tsiribihina River. It includes lagoons, sandbanks, salt and mud flats, marshes and dry land, and about 20,000 hectares of mangrove forest (8.5% of the mangrove area of Madagascar). The Site is home to several species of rare and threatened fauna. The 44 listed waterbird species make up over 40,000 individuals. Several species live in large groups in mangroves, including Sterna bengalensis (9,505 individuals), Phoeniconaias minor (7,768 individuals), Phoenicopterus roseus (5,080 individuals), Dromas ardeola (2,560 individuals), Calidris ferruginea (4,500 individuals) and Calidris alba (1,985 individuals). The six species of threatened birds including the critically endangered Haliaeetus vociferoides, the endangered Anas bernieri, Threskiornis bernieri and Ardea humbloti, and the vulnerable Charadrius thoracicus and Glareola ocularis. The Site is also home to the lemur Propithecus verreauxi and the flying fox Pteropus rufus, as well as the critically endangered hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata. Upstream deforestation, combined with significant landslides of alluvial land threaten to cause siltation of the estuaries and out to the coral reefs. The Site is managed by WWF Madagascar, which provides development support to local communities to ensure the sustainable management of resources.
District de Belo sur Tsiribihina, Région de Menabe
- National legal designation:
- Aire Protégée - 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