Marais de Torotorofotsy avec leurs bassins versants

marais de Torotorofotsy
marais de Torotorofotsy
Sarothrura watersi
Rostratula benghalensis

Marais de Torotorofotsy avec leurs bassins versants

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    9,993 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    18°52'S 48°21'E
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The Torotorofotsy Marshes with their watersheds (of the Mokaranana, Ankahelava, and Ambasimbavy rivers) are located in the east of Madagascar. The Ramsar Site includes a permanent marsh, temporary wetlands and primary forests fragmented by farming areas (mainly rice paddies) and secondary forests. A zone of sclerophyll forest lies to the west. The marshes and their surroundings are immensely rich in biodiversity, and the critically-endangered golden mantella frog (Mantella aurantiaca) is endemic to the locality. The Site supports 100 bird species, including in particular threatened aquatic and wetland species such as the endangered slender-billed flufftail (Sarothrura watersi), Madagascar pond heron (Ardeola idae) and Meller’s duck (Anas melleri), and the vulnerable Madagascar rail (Rallus madagascariensis), Madagascar snipe (Gallinago macrodactyla), as well as others from different zoological classes. The Site lies within the Ankeniheny-Mantadia-Zahamena forest corridor, a high-priority area for conservation in east-central Madagascar. The marshes play an important role in flood control in the area of Andasibe Commune and feed the valleys with their abundant rice fields. They also provide domestic water for the villagers of Maromahatsinjo.

Administrative region: 
Région Alaotra Mangoro

  • National legal designation: 
    • aire protégée - alaotra Mangoro
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