Province: Mahajanga (Majunga)

Area: 42,200

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

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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.

Birds: 104
Reptiles: 16
Frogs: 19
   Lemurs: 11
Lemur species:

  • Lepilemus microdon
  • Microcebus rufus
  • Avahi laniger
  • Cheirogalus major
  • Propithecus diadema diadema
  • Varecia variegata variegata
  • Indri indri
  • Eulemur fulvus will albifrons
  • Elemur rubriventer
  • Hapalemur griseus griseus
    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 citro�des, 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

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    Additional notes: ANGAP notes that lemurs in Marotandrano are threatened by poaching from the local population.Marotandrano

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