Barrière de Corail Nosy Ve Androka
- Site number:2285
- Area:91,445 ha
- Designation date:02-02-2017
- Coordinates:24°34'S 43°52'E
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The Ramsar Site is a cluster of eight areas along the southern coast of Madagascar. It includes a network of coral reefs and marine habitats, such as deep shoals with deep coral reefs and beaches. It hosts about 140 species of corals, 240 species of fish, molluscs, echinoderms and marine phanerogams. There are also rare species such as the critically endangered coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae, five species of marine turtle (Chelonia mydas, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea, Caretta caretta and Dermochelys coriacea), dugongs, dolphins and whales. There are three species of damselfish (Pomacentrus sulfureus, Pomacentrus trilineatus and Abudefduf sparoides) which are endemic to the western Indian Ocean. The Site is also the only breeding place for an endemic colony of red-tailed tropicbird. The ecological and economic values of the coral reefs support the human population of the south-western region, particularly through fishing and tourism. However, anthropogenic pressures threaten their integrity, as do droughts that have caused agro-pastoralists to take up fishing as an alternative livelihood.
Région de Atsimo-Andrefana (Sud-Ouest), ainsi que les districts de Toliary II et d’Ampanihy
- National legal designation:
- Parc National Marin - Nosy-Ve Androka
- Zones clés pour la biodiversité - Itampolo
- Last publication date:01-02-2017