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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