Madagascar subhumid forests

WWF Abstract

Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, sits just off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Isolation from neighboring continents for 150-180 million years created a "living laboratory" for evolution, and the rich biodiversity leads some scientists to call Madagascar the "seventh continent." The sub-humid forests on the island are scattered like emeralds throughout the central plateau, surrounded by degraded forests, secondary grasslands, and exotic tree plantations.
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Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Area:49,279,999 acres (19,942,908 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Isalo National Park
La Réserve Naturelle Intégrale de Lokobe Strict Nature Reserve
Parc National de la Montagne d'Ambre National Park
Parc National de Marojejy National Park
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andohahela National Park
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andringitra National Park
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale de Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve
Réserve Spéciale Ankarana Special Reserve
Reserve Speciale d'Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER