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):
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Additional notes: Experiences moderate winds all year long
Pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta
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Invasion of Poisonous Asian toad in Madagascar is a greater threat to biodiversity than previously thought
(07/06/2015) Invasive species are among the greatest threats to the worldâ€™s biodiversity, and amphibians rank among the most devastating vertebrate invaders. Thatâ€™s why the discovery of the Asian toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) in Madagascarâ€™s second largest city and main port of Toamasina in March 2014 so alarmed conservationists.
Photos: periodic closure of fishing grounds boosts octopuses and helps coastal communities
(06/17/2015) For communities that depend on fishing for their livelihoods, fishing bans as a way to conserve marine life are not always popular. But some villages in southwest Madagascar seem to have hit upon a strategy to reap economic gains from bans. Temporarily closing down portions of their octopus-fishing areas every year not only helps villages revive declining octopus populations, but also generates more income for fishermen and fisherwomen, according to a new study.
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