Protected area status: Special reserve
Year established: 1962
General location: South
Location and Access: Southern most point of Madagascar
Climate: Arid spiny forest
Average temperature: 19-23°C
Elevation: 100 to 199 m
Precipitation: 30 cm
Description: Cap Sainte Marie is the southern most point of Madagascar. The park is known for the presence of bird elephant bones and egg fragments, migrating humpback whales ( which pass from August to November), and its rare tortoises.
Dominant ethnic group(s): Antandroy, Mahafaly
Official web page: http://www.parcs-madagascar.com/cap_ste_marie/index.htm
Additional notes: Cape Sainte Marie has one of the high densities of tortoises in the world - more than 3000 individuals per square kmCap Sainte Marie
Pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta
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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.
Titanium vs. Millipedes: new species discovered in Madagascar threatened by mining
(08/13/2014) A team of scientists from the United States and Germany has recently described seven new species of Malagasy giant pill-millipede. All but one of these species are considered âmicroendemics,â in that they have only been found in small, isolated forest patches.
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