Berenty Reserve

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Lemur catta in Berenty Reserve

Berenty Reserve is a small private reserve of gallery forest along the Mandrake River, set in the semi-arid spiny forest ecoregion of the far south of Madagascar. For more than three decades the primatologist Alison Jolly (who started the research at Berenty),[1][2] researchers[3][4] 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[5]
Viewing time Species
Daytime
Nighttime

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lemur behavior: a Madagascar field study. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1964. 
  2. ^ Jolly, A. et al (1982). "Population and troop ranges of Lemur catta and Lemur fulvus at Berenty, Madagascar 1980 census". Folia Primatologica 39: 115–144. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Jane (1995). Lemurs of the Lost World. Impact, London. p. 216. ISBN 978-1-874687-48-1. 
  5. ^ Mittermeier, R.A.; Louis, E.E.; Richardson, M.; Schwitzer, C.; Langrand, O.; Rylands, A.B.; Hawkins, F.; Rajaobelina, S.; Ratsimbazafy, J.; Rasoloarison, R.; Roos, C.; Kappeler, P.M.; MacKinnon, J. (2010). Lemurs of Madagascar. Illustrated by S.D. Nash (3rd ed.). Conservation International. p. 640–644. ISBN 978-1-934151-23-5. 


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

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