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Tsingy De Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve - Madagascar


Map showing the location of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve world heritage site in Madagascar




Area: 1,520 km2

Inscribed: 1990

Criteria: (vii) aesthetic; (x) biodiversity

Values: Tsingy de Bemaraha Reserve is located in the drier eastern side of Madagascar and supports a quite distinct fauna and flora in a dramatic karst landscape.  The limestone plateau has been carved into an impressive forest of pinnacles (tsingys) and caves, with deep gorges filled with forest. The undisturbed forests are the habitat of many rare and endangered species with highly restricted ranges including lemurs, chamealeons, and other taxa.





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The eroded limestone massif - or stone forest - at Tsingy de Bemaraha (Madagascar) supports a diverse fauna and flora of endemic Malagasy species Extraordinary limestone pinnacles and natural rock sculptures create unique karst scenery in the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve world heritage site, MadagascarVerreaux's sifaka is one of 13 species of lemur occuring in the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve/National Park world heritage site, MadagascarCaves, such as this one in the Manambolo river gorge, are a common feature of the karst scenery at Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park/Strict Nature Reserve world heritage site, Madagascar



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