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Tamatave, Madagascar

BETAMPONA

his tiny Integral Nature Reserve with just 2,3 km² is located near the eastern coast, 40 km northeast of Tamatave. It was founded in 1927, which attestsMadagascar being among the first countries to create protected areas. Since 1966 it is directly managed by the ANGAP and has been included into the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Betampona Reserve protects one of the last remaining rainforests of the northeast of the island, and despite its reduced surface it contains a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna. So far this wildlife sanctuary is exclusively opened to scientists, so it is now allowed to enter the Reserve for “normal” visitors. Several research and conservation projects are being carried out at the moment.

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