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Ranomafana National Park

Ranomafana, Madagascar

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Ranomafana National Park is part of the World Heritage Site, Rainforests of the Atsinanana. It is located in the southeastern part of Madagascar in Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany. With more than 41,600 hectares (161 square miles) of Tropical rainforest, the park is home to several rare species of flora and fauna such as the lemur. The park was established in 1991 with the purpose of conserving the unique biodiversity of the local ecosystem and reducing the human pressures on the protected area.

The park is situated 65 km North-East of Fianarantsoa and 139 km West of Mananjary in the regions of Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany. The National Roads N°45 et N°25 cross the park.

The Park office is located at the entrance in the village of Ambodiamontana, situated at 6,5 km from Ranomafana.

The park is an important example of cloud forest, with very high levels of biodiversity.

There are a number of lemur species, including:

The flora and fauna of Ranomafana have been subject to extensive scientific research. Various scientific publications have been published.

There is a Lodge and an Ecolodge of a private touristic operator at the entrance of the national park.

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  • WDPA ID20287
  • NameRanomafana
  • Original NameRanomafana
  • Country / TerritoryMDG
  • Sub locationMG-F
  • IUCN CategoryIIWhat is this?
  • English DesignationNational Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1991
  • Reported Area km2405.19
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported

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