The magnificent wildlife of Madagascar is simply incomprehensible. More than 615 species have been found here in over a decade. Madagascar wants to be second to none in safeguarding its unique natural bounties and thus the country has come up with a network of protected territories. We have picked 4 such protected areas at random, which serve the wildlife preservation drive of Madagascar.
Parc National de la Montagne d'Ambre
It is just an hour’s drive from seared plains near Antsiranana in northern Madagascar. You will be startled to know that it rains everyday here. Without much amazement Parc National de la Montagne d’Ambre is the region’s primary source of water. Its reservoir supplies water to the residents Antsiranana and irrigates the rice fields of about 70,000 hectares in the adjoining territories. The wet and cozy climate of the area has successfully preserved habitats of various species particularly of the midget Brookesia chameleon which is just shy of 2cm (adult).
Parc National des Tsingy de Bemaraha
It is noteworthy what the consolidated powers of water and wind can accomplish: Madagascar's Tsingy, a progression of serrated limestone zeniths, resembles the earth has been torn open. More commendable act was to contract a French mountain climber to plan the awesome via ferrata (a course outfitted with permanent links, rope scaffolds and ladders) that scales the Tsingy, crossing over gorges and ducking into precipices among the dreamlike landscape.
Parc National de Masoala and the Makira Forest
The Masoala Peninsula is a sort of ancient spot, where rainforest and ocean meet on the shoreline, sun and rain combine to form astounding rainbows and tornados periodically showcase their strength. Wildlife is so opulent that it is still being counted. Neighboring Makira Forest is about to get badge of Madagascar's latest national park and further preserve the promontory's remarkable biodiversity.
Reserve Naturelle Stricte de Lokobe
Nosy Be is famous for its laid back shorelines and magnificent night falls. But very few know about its huge natural reserve, reached exclusively by hollowed tree trunk boat (dugout). This remoteness is the thing that makes Lokobe so appealing. It has an unmatched wildlife with pythons, dark lemurs, owls, fantastic plants and brilliantly shaded frogs - however you will have to bear some pain to witness them.
Courtesy - TraveleZe