|Central coordinates||48o 4.00' East 13o 52.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||0 - 10m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site is composed of bays, rivers and estuaries located in the coastal zone of the Ampasindava peninsula. The relief of the peninsula is very much marked, with cuestas and outcrops of lias, sandstone and schist, dissected by many rivers (the main ones being the Bemanevika, Barimahamay and Anafiafy). The coastal vegetation consists of mangrove woodland, sometimes interrupted by littoral forest.
Key Biodiversity See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Among the 39 recorded species, 15 are endemic. A few Threskiornis (aethiopicus) bernieri occur, as well as some pairs of Haliaeetus vociferoides. According to local information, Anas bernieri breeds at the site.
Non-bird biodiversity: Lemurs: Eulemur macaco macaco (VU), Daubentonia madagascariensis (EN).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti||resident||1997||present||-||A1, A2, A3||Endangered|
|Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides||resident||1997||2-3 breeding pairs||-||A1, A2, A3||Critically Endangered|
|Coquerel's Coua Coua coquereli||resident||1997||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Firewood collection.|
References Battistini (1959), Langrand (1987), Rabarisoa (1994), Rabarisoa et al. (1995), Watson et al. (1993).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ampasindava Bay wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2016
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