Protected area status: Special reserve
Year established: 1956
General location: 16°10- 16°30 ' of south latitude and 48°50 ' - 49°10 ' longitude; Northeastern
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Climate: Seasonal dry forest
Description: Marotandrano is characterized by two distinct seasons: a warm rainy season (November to March) and a cool dry (April at October). The terrain consists of steep-sided valleys, rivers, and marshy wetlands. Most of the forest in the park is mid-altitude evergreen forest (78%) though savanna (14%), agricultural lands (1%), and degraded forest (6%) can be found as well.
The Indri and black-and-ruffed lemur have been decimated by poaching
According to ANGAP, tropical forest has a closed canopy of 20m with 25m, with some emergent trees exceeding 30m in height. The canopy is primarily made up of Sloanea, Tambourissa, Eugenia, and Ravensara; the undersotry at 15-18m consists of young Syzygium, Eugenia, Ravensara, Ocotea, Mammea and Dracaena reflexa, Leptaulus citroïdes, Mapouria macrochalamys; while the herbaceous layer is made up primarily by Tsingialivolo and Velatra. Most of the forest grows on slopes.
Dominant ethnic group(s): Tsimihety
Official web page
Additional notes: ANGAP notes that lemurs in Marotandrano are threatened by poaching from the local population.Marotandrano
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