Land Use Data for Latitude -18.25 Longitude 47.25

Area size: .5 degrees latitude by .5 degrees longitude


Ambohitantely Special Reserve and surrounding area

Agricultural Land Uses

Grasslands - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Sparsely vegetated areas - Extensive pastoralism
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism


Cool Tropic mixed
Warm Tropics humid
Warm Tropics sub-humid



Growing Period (days)

240 to 269
270 to 299

Soil Types

Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)
Ferralsols (Red and yellow tropical soils with a high content of sesquioxides)
Nitisols (Deep, well-drained, red, tropical soils with a clayey subsurface)
Regosols (Other)


Plain or plateau
Mountain 800-1500 m, slope > 5%

Slopes (degrees)

5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30
30 to 45

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10
10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

50 to 75
75 to 100

Agricultural use data provided by LADA, 2008. "Mapping Land Use Systems at global and regional scales for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis. Version 1.0" Nachtergaele F. & Petri M.
Mineral extraction data provided by USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), downloaded June 2, 2010.