Protected area status: Special reserve
General location: Southwestern
Location and Access: 35 km northeast of Betioky
Precipitation: 75 cm
Dominant ethnic group(s): Mahafaly
Official web page: http://www.parcs-madagascar.com/bezaha_mahafaly/bezaha_mahafaly.htm
Additional notes: Bezaha Mahafaly
More information: Bezaha Mahafaly [Yale University]
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