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Location Madagascar, Mahajanga
Central coordinates 46o 41.00' East  15o 26.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 3,750 ha
Altitude 0 - 35m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Asity Madagascar (Affiliate)

Site description The site consists of a small bay with a relatively low mangrove (8 m high), mudflats and some sand beaches. Some seasonal rivers flow into the bay. Around the mangrove, there are a few small patches of dry forest.

Key Biodiversity See Box and Table 3 for key species. Nineteen species are known from the site, of which one is endemic to Madagascar. Several pairs of Haliaeetus vociferoides nest at the site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti resident  1997  present  A1, A3  Endangered 
Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides resident  1997  2-3 breeding pairs  A1, A3  Critically Endangered 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

References Rabarisoa (1994).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ankobohobo wetland. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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