Situated within one of the country’s last great wildernesses, Makira-Masoala connects two strongholds of precious Malagasy endemism
Makira-Masoala contains some of the highest levels of endemic biodiversity in Madagascar, meaning it is home to rare, unique species found nowhere else on earth.
The legacy landscape unites two critical national parks, thereby helping to preserve the integrity of the country’s climate-critical eastern rainforests. Together, they form the largest remaining block of forest in Madagascar.
The region also provides key ecosystem services to surrounding communities, valued at nearly three billion USD per year.
IUCN Category II National and Natural Parks
Community-Managed Areas Around the Parks
|IUCN Category II (National Park, Natural Park), community-managed areas
|Tropical forests, dryland, reefs
|Sarcolaenaceae, red-ruffed lemur, black and white ruffed lemur, Madagascar day gecko, leaf-tailed gecko, helmet vanga, red owl, tomato frog
|Conservation and climate relevance
|Key Biodiversity Areas
|Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
|Government of Madagascar, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Program in brief