Nosy Hara

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Nosy Hara
Brookesia micra habitat.jpg
Nosy Hara is located in Madagascar
Nosy Hara
Nosy Hara
Coordinates12°14′28″S 49°00′47″E / 12.241°S 49.013°E / -12.241; 49.013Coordinates: 12°14′28″S 49°00′47″E / 12.241°S 49.013°E / -12.241; 49.013
Area2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Highest elevation104 m (341 ft)

Nosy Hara is an uninhabited limestone islet off the northwest coast of Madagascar.[1] It is the habitat of Brookesia micra, the smallest known chameleon.[2][3] Since 2007, Nosy Hara has been part of a Marine Protected Area.[4][5]


  1. ^ Davies, Ella (15 February 2012). "Tiny lizards found in Madagascar". BBC Nature. BBC. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  2. ^ "PLOS ONE: Rivaling the World's Smallest Reptiles: Discovery of Miniaturized and Microendemic New Species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from Northern Madagascar". Retrieved 2014-06-15.
  3. ^ Daniel Austin (10 November 2014). Madagascar Wildlife. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 111–. ISBN 978-1-84162-557-7.
  4. ^ Coral Reef Resilience Assessment of the Nosy Hara Marine Protected Area, Northwest Madagascar. IUCN. pp. 5–. ISBN 978-2-8317-1192-8.
  5. ^ Marine park bolsters community facing climate change | WWF