Berenty Reserve

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Lemur catta in Berenty Reserve

Berenty Reserve is a small private reserve of gallery forest along the Mandrare River, set in the semi-arid spiny forest ecoregion of the far south of Madagascar. For more than three decades the late primatologist Alison Jolly (who started the research at Berenty),[1][2][3][4] other researchers[5][6] and students have visited Berenty to conduct fieldwork on lemurs. The reserve is also a favourite for visitors who want to see some of Madagascar's endemic bird species, which include owls and couas.

The reserve has accommodation in the forest and a set of forest trails to explore. It attracts the most visitors of any Madagascar nature reserve. It is reached after a two-hour drive from Tôlagnaro on the southeast coast.

List of lemur species found in Berenty Reserve[7]
Viewing time Species

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lemur behavior: a Madagascar field study. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1964.
  2. ^ Mertl-Millhollen, AS; Gustafson, HL; Budnitz, N; Dainis, K; Jolly, A. (1979). "Population and territory stability of Lemur catta at Berenty, Madagascar". Folia Primatologica. 31: 106–123. doi:10.1159/000155875.
  3. ^ Jolly, A.; et al. (1982). "Population and troop ranges of Lemur catta and Lemur fulvus at Berenty, Madagascar: 1980 census". Folia Primatologica. 39: 115–123. doi:10.1159/000156070.
  4. ^ Jolly, A.; et al. (1982). "Propithecus verreauxi population and ranging at Berenty, Madagascar: 1975 and 1980". Folia Primatologica. 39: 124–144. doi:10.1159/000156071.
  5. ^ Howarth, C.J.; et al. (1986). "Population Ecology of the Ring-tailed Lemur and the White Sifaka at Berenty, 1981". Folia Primatologica. 47: 39–48. doi:10.1159/000156262.
  6. ^ Wilson, Jane (1995). Lemurs of the Lost World. Impact, London. p. 216. ISBN 978-1-874687-48-1.
  7. ^ Mittermeier, R.A.; Louis, E.E.; Richardson, M.; Schwitzer, C.; et al. (2010). Lemurs of Madagascar. Illustrated by S.D. Nash (3rd ed.). Conservation International. p. 640–644. ISBN 978-1-934151-23-5. OCLC 670545286.
  • Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands, Sinclair and Langrand, 1998.

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Coordinates: 25°00′33″S 46°18′08″E / 25.00917°S 46.30222°E / -25.00917; 46.30222