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Encyclopedia > Mantadia National Park
Mantadia National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Location of Mantadia National Park
Location Eastern Madagascar
Nearest city Moramanga, Andasibe (Périnet)
Coordinates 18°49′36″S 48°26′52″E / -18.82667, 48.44778
Area 100 km²
Established 1989
Total visitation 22110 (in 2006)
Governing body Madagascar National Parks Association (PNM-ANGAP)

Mantadia National Park is a protected area consisting principally of primary growth forest in the eastern part of Madagascar. This rainforest is habitat to a vast species biodiversity, including many endemic rare species and endangered species. This is one of the easiest parks in Madagascar to visit along with the nearby Analamazoatra Reserve, which is best known for its population of Madagascar's largest lemur, the Indri. The World Conservation Union or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada A national park is a reserve of land, usually, but not always (see National Parks of England and Wales), declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Download high resolution version (330x717, 12 KB)map of Madagascar, converted directly from CIA World Factbook GIF File links The following pages link to this file: Madagascar Geography of Madagascar Categories: CIA World Factbook images ... The logo of ANGAP, showing the Ring-tailed Lemur Officially known as lAssociation Nationale pour la Gestion des Aires Protégées (ANGAP), the Madagascar National Parks Association is charged with managing a network of protected areas in Madagascar. ... Old growth forest, sometimes called late seral forest, ancient forest, virgin forest, primary forest or ancient woodland is an area of forest that has attained great age and exhibits unique biological features. ... The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia. ... Look up habitat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... Rainforests are among the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth Biodiversity is the variation of taxonomic life forms within a given ecosystem, biome or for the entire Earth. ... Endemic, in a broad sense, can mean belonging or native to, characteristic of, or prevalent in a particular geography, race, field, area, or environment; Native to an area or scope. ... Rare is a term used to denote low numbers or abundance. ... The Siberian Tiger is a subspecies of tiger that are critically endangered. ... Binomial name Indri indri (Gmelin, 1788) The Indri (Indri indri), also called the Entrina, is a large (up to 70 cm long, and weighing up to 13 kg) tree-dwelling relative of the lemur and, like all lemuroids, it is native to Madagascar. ...

The main threat to this park comes from slash-and-burn cultivation for rice agriculture, which is exacerbated by the extremely high population growth rate and poverty in rural Madagascar. Assarting in Finland in 1892 Slash and burn (a specific practice that may be part of shifting cultivation or swidden-fallow agriculture) is an agricultural procedure widely used in forested areas. ... Map of countries by population density (See List of countries by population density. ...

Mid-height view of arboreal habitat in Mantadia National Park

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 1156 KB) Summary i took this photo and release all rights Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 1156 KB) Summary i took this photo and release all rights Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The kinkajou is an arboreal mammal. ... Look up habitat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

See also

Binomial name Propithecus diadema Bennett, 1832 The Diademed Sifaka (Propithecus diadema) is an endangered species of sifaka, one of the lemurs endemic to certain rainforests in eastern Madagascar. ... Binomial name Eulemur rubriventer (I. Geoffroy, 1850) The Red-bellied Lemur (Lemur rubriventer) is a medium sized prosimian with a luxuriant chestnut brown coat. ... Andohahela National park in southern Madagascar The protected areas network of Madagascar is managed by the Madagascar National Parks Association (PNM-ANGAP). ...


External links

  • Plant photograph from Mantadia National Park



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