Complexe des lacs de Manambolomaty

aigle pêcheur de Madagascar
communautés aviaires

Complexe des lacs de Manambolomaty

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  • Area: 
    7,491 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    19°01'S 44°23'E
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Complexe des lacs de Manambolomaty is located in the western centre of Madagascar and made up of four lakes (Ankerika, Soamalipo, Befotaka and Anerika) and part of the Manambolomaty forest. The entire Ramsar Site is included in the Tsimembo Manambolomaty protected area. The Site is home to about 9% of the world population of the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides), and is known for other endangered water birds, namely the Madagascar heron (Ardea humbloti), Madagascar pond heron (Ardeola idae), Madagascar sacred ibis (Threskiornis bernieri) and Bernier’s teal (Anas bernieri). The presence of the critically endangered Madagascar big-headed turtle (Erymnochelys madagascariensis) and of precious woods such as rosewood enhances its importance for biodiversity conservation. The lakes also provide ecological services of vital importance for the economic development of the area and the local population.

Administrative region: 
Le site se localise dans la région Melaky

  • National legal designation: 
    • Aire Protégée - Melaky
    • Forêt Classée - Melaky
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