Manombo

Province: Fianarantsoa

Area: 5,080

Protected area status: Special reserve

Year established:

General location: eastern Madagascar: latitude 2257 ' S, 2308 ' S and longitude 4736' E, 4748' E.

Location and Access: 360 km from Fianarantsoa via Farafangana. 27 km south of Farafangana.

Climate: Tropical forest

Average temperature: 23C

Elevation: 0 to 137 m

Precipitation: 250 cm

Description: Manombo has lowland rainforest and marshlands (most of which have been converted for rice cultivation).

FAUNA
Birds: 58
Reptiles:
   Lemurs: 8
Lemur species: (Nocturnal) Avahi laniger, Cheurogaleus sp., Daubentonia madagascariensis, Microcebus rufus
(Diurnal): Hapalemur griseus, Eulemur fulvus albocollaris and Varecia variegata variegata

FLORA:

Species:

Dominant ethnic group(s): Antesaka (Zarafanileha, Antevato, Rabakara), Betsileo, Merina, Antefasy, Zafisoro

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Additional notes: 52 species of land snail are found in Manombo - the highest diversity in Madagascar.

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Pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta




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