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Mananara-North National Park
49o 40.00' East 16o 15.00' South
A1, A2, A3
0 - 570m
Year of IBA assessment
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.
Key Biodiversity See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Eighty-two species are known from the site, of which 37 are endemic to Madagascar. Knowledge of the park’s avifauna is still scanty, as the results of recent inventories are not yet available.