Madagascar dry deciduous forests

WWF Abstract

Grasslands, forests, wetlands, lakes, and cragged limestone formations form a rich mosaic of habitats in this ecoregion, which houses many endangered and endemic species. Patches of primary dry deciduous forests alternate with secondary forests and relatively sterile secondary grasslands--the result of frequent fires in the region, largely set by humans to clear the land for agriculture. The Manambolomaty lake complex and surrounding forest provides critical habitat for a rare species of spur tortoise as well as for many species of fish and birds. Dotting the landscape are bottle-shaped baobab trees, whose bulging trunks hold stores of water for the dry season.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Madagascar
Area:37,375,999 acres (15,125,530 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER