Protected area status: Special reserve
General location: eastern Madagascar: latitude 22°57 ' S, 23°08 ' S and longitude 47°36' E, 47°48' E.
Location and Access: 360 km from Fianarantsoa via Farafangana. 27 km south of Farafangana.
Climate: Tropical forest
Average temperature: 23°C
Elevation: 0 to 137 m
Precipitation: 250 cm
Description: Manombo has lowland rainforest and marshlands (most of which have been converted for rice cultivation).
Lemur species: (Nocturnal) Avahi laniger, Cheurogaleus sp., Daubentonia madagascariensis, Microcebus rufus
(Diurnal): Hapalemur griseus, Eulemur fulvus albocollaris and Varecia variegata variegata
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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