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Ranomafana National Park

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:

 

Eastern woolly lemur - Avahi laniger

Aye-aye - Daubentonia madagascariensis

Cheirogaleus major

Greater Bamboo Lemur - Hapalemur simus

Golden Bamboo Lemur - Hapalemur aureus

Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur - Hapalemur griseus

Common Brown Lemur - Eulemur fulvus rufus

Sportive lemur - Lepilemur

Black and white Ruffed Lemur - Varecia variegata variegata

Brown Mouse Lemur - Microcebus rufus

Milne-Edwards' Sifaka - Propithecus diadema edwardsi

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Taken on October 24, 2000