Betampona

Province:

Area: 2,228 hectares

Protected area status: Integrated Nature Reserve

Year established: It was made a strict nature reserve in 1926

General location: Eastern, location and access is 40km northwest of Tamatave

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FAUNA
Birds:
Reptiles:
Lemur species: Hapalemur g. griseus, Indri indri, Propithecus d. diadema, Eulemur fulvus albifrons, Microcebus rufus, Cheirogaleus major, Phaner f. furcifer, Avahi laniger, Daubentonia madagascariensis, Varecia v. variegata, Lepilemur mustelinus

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Species:

Dominant ethnic group(s): Betsimisaraka

Official web page: brownlemur.com

Additional notes: Betampona

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