Marojejy National Park

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Marojejy National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
A primate with silky white fur sits on a branch, gripping the small tree's trunk with its hands and feet.
Marojejy is home to the Silky Sifaka
LocationAntsiranana Province, Madagascar
Nearest cityAndapa and Sambava
Coordinates14°27′24.26″S 49°44′15.81″E / 14.4567389°S 49.7377250°E / -14.4567389; 49.7377250Coordinates: 14°27′24.26″S 49°44′15.81″E / 14.4567389°S 49.7377250°E / -14.4567389; 49.7377250
Area560.5 km2 (216.4 sq mi)
Established1952 (1952) (Natural Reserve)
1998 (1998) (National Park)
Governing bodyMadagascar National Parks
World Heritage site2007

Marojejy National Park is a national Park of Madagascar in northeastern Madagascar.

Wildlife[change | change source]

The Silky Sifaka can be found in Marojejy National Park.

Thus, abundant forest habitats Marojejy host a great diversity of life often original. This is confirmed by surveys of some groups of animals. For example:[1]

  • More species of birds are found only forest Marojejy but in no other place in Madagascar mountain. 118 species of birds have been recorded in or around the park, of which 75 are forest (almost forest-dependent ). Each of these 75 species are endemic to the region of Madagascar.[1]
  • Eleven species of lemurs have been recorded so far in Marojejy. Some are endangered, mostly due to habitat loss. One of the most serious threat is the silky sifaka ( Propithecus candidus candidus ), a member of the family indris . This beautiful lemur with a silky white fur, is known only in the forests of this region.[1]
  • 147 species of reptiles and amphibians have been recorded so far in Marojejy. This represents over a quarter of all species currently known in Madagascar is the greatest diversity of reptiles and amphibians known to all protected areas in Madagascar. Seventeen of these species are endemic to Marojejy.[1]

Camps[change | change source]

Three camps located at different altitudes allow visitors to sleep in the forest. Bungalows made of wood and tarpaulin, shelter meals, a kitchenette with the availability of coal and stove and a toilet and a shower.

  • Mantella camp ( 475 m ) altitude
  • Marojejia camp ( 775 m ) altitude
  • Simpona camp ( 1275 m ) altitude

Illegal lodging[change | change source]

It was estimated that between 23 325 and 46 650 trees of Rosewood were gunned down illegally in national parks Marojejy and Masoala for 2009.[2] The year 2010 was marked by the intensification of cuts but rather in the Masoala National Park and the Makira Protected Area.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Atkinson & Mathieu, pp. 3–4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Atkinson & Mathieu, p. 2.

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