Protected area status: Special reserve
Year established: 1966
General location: northwestern Madagascar
Location and Access: 50 kilometers south of Soalala; relatively inaccessible do to poor roads and adverse conditions with rain
Climate: Seasonal dry forest; the dry season lasts roughly 7 months, while the rainy season lasts 5 months
Average temperature: 27°C
Precipitation: 116 cm
Description: Namoroka is known for its tsingy formations, though it also has rich wildlife.
ANGAP classifies ecosystems in Namoroka as follows;
Dominant ethnic group(s):
Official web page
Additional notes: Experiences moderate winds all year long
Pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta
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A path to becoming a conservation scientist
(09/05/2014) The path to finding a career often involves twists and turns. Serendipity is important — one rarely anticipates what small events, chance occurrences, and seeds of inspiration will spur decisions that lead to pursuing one job or another. For Zuzana Burivalova, a PhD candidate based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), the road to becoming a tropical forest ecologist began as a child in a small Czech Republic village with a foldout children's book about rainforests.
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.
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