Protected area status: Special reserve
Year established: 1956
General location: northwestern Madagascar: 16°50 and 17°05 of Southern latitude and 44°20 and 44°30 of longitude
Location and Access: 12 km southwest of Besalampy and 5 km east of the Mozambique channel
Climate: Seasonal tropical forest; dry but influenced by monsoon during short rainy season
Precipitation: 125 cm
According to ANGAP, seven types of ecosystems were identified Bemarivo during the last survey:
Dominant ethnic group(s): Sakalava
Official web page: http://www.parcs-madagascar.com/bemarivo/index.htm
Additional notes: Bemarivo
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A path to becoming a conservation scientist
(09/05/2014) The path to finding a career often involves twists and turns. Serendipity is important — one rarely anticipates what small events, chance occurrences, and seeds of inspiration will spur decisions that lead to pursuing one job or another. For Zuzana Burivalova, a PhD candidate based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), the road to becoming a tropical forest ecologist began as a child in a small Czech Republic village with a foldout children's book about rainforests.
New skeleton frog from Madagascar is already Critically Endangered
(08/20/2014) Sometimes all it takes is fewer clicks. Scientists have discovered a new species of frog from Madagascar that stuck out because it "clicked" less during calls than similar species. Unfortunately the scientists believe the new species—dubbed the Ankarafa skeleton frog—is regulated to a single patch of forest, which, despite protected status, remains hugely threatened.
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