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
Pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta
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Madagascarâ€™s frog haven: rich, underexplored, threatened
(03/04/2015) Madagascar is a treasure trove of frogs. Located off the east coast of Africa, this large island nation has more than 500 species of frogs, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Much of Madagascarâ€™s rich biodiversity remains understudied. As researchers comb through the countryâ€™s forests, they continue to discover previously undescribed species of frogs, adding to Madagascarâ€™s amphibian diversity.
Rainforest loss increased in the 2000s, concludes new analysis
(02/25/2015) Loss of tropical forests accelerated roughly 60 percent during the 2000s, argues a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The findings contradict previous research suggesting that deforestation slowed since the 1990s. The study is based on a map of 1990 forest cover developed last year by Do-Hyung Kim and colleagues from the University of Maryland. The map, which includes 34 countries that contain 80 percent of the world's tropical forests, enabled the researchers to establish a consistent baseline for tracking forest cover change across regions and countries over time.
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