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Location Madagascar, Toamasina
Central coordinates 49o 40.00' East  16o 15.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 140,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 570m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Asity Madagascar (Affiliate)



Site description Mananara-North National Park lies 225 km north of Toamasina, situated in an area of coastal hills. The park includes a marine area. Shallow, clear, fast-flowing rivers flow through the area eastwards to the coast. The rivers have many sandbanks and a few islets. The park is covered in forest. On the sandy coastal plain, littoral forest is dominated by Terminalia, Calophyllum, Canarium, Heritiera and mangroves of Rhizophora and Avicennia. Inland, there is low-altitude, dense, humid evergreen forest with a canopy 30–35 m high, and emergents up to 40 m. Secondary grassland is found in some parts.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii resident  1997  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata resident  1997  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae breeding  1997  present  A1  Endangered 
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis resident  1997  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor resident  1999  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana resident  1997  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue Coua Coua caerulea resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus resident  1997  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Scaly Ground-roller Geobiastes squamiger resident  1997  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii resident  1999  present  A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Red-tailed Newtonia Newtonia fanovanae resident  1999  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Spectacled Tetraka Bernieria zosterops resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Jery Neomixis viridis resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Forest Fody Foudia omissa resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mananara Nord UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 140,000 is identical to site 140,000  
Mananara-Nord Marine Park 1,000 protected area contained by site 1,000  
Mananara-Nord National Park 25,006 protected area contained by site 25,006  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   98%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
Notes: Collection of medicinal plants and honey.

Other biodiversity Lemurs: Allocebus trichotis (CR), Varecia variegata (EN), Indri indri (EN), Propithecus diadema diadema (EN), Daubentonia madagascariensis (EN). Carnivores: Galidictis fasciata (VU), Fossa fossana (VU), Salanoia concolor (VU), Eupleres goudotii (EN), Cryptoprocta ferox (VU).

References Collar and Stuart (1988), Nicoll and Langrand (1989), Raondry et al. (1995).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mananara-North National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014

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