The Amoron’i Onilahy newly protected area. An area with multiple landscapes
The Amoron’i Onilahy protected area has recently become a fully protected area, right after the Tsinjoriake one. It is classified as a 5 category according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s rankings.
The Amoron’i Onilahy was recently classified as a protected area and is considered as a natural wonder among Madagascar’s most beautiful ones. The area has a surface of several thousands of hectares, the protection of which is constantly extending. The area has the vocation to become a role model in terms of ecotourism and biodiversity preservation.
The area is well-known for its rich biodiversity. Indeed, it shelters a large amount of fauna species: 79 bird species, 27 mammal species mostly endemic, 55 reptile species among which 19 are endemic to the southwest of Madagascar.
A vast of the Amoron’i Onilahy will allow you to discover many ecosystems. You will thus travel through wetlands, between lakes and swamps or even in forests with a flourishing vegetation.
Everything is created and organized by the Amoron'i Onilahy Protected Area's villagers in the Mahafaly Landscape, south of Toliara under WWF’s aegis: eco-lodges, motorcycle and quad tours along the Onilahy river, lemurs and endemic birds watching, and exploring the river in motor canoes.
They also train local guides as well as rangers who monitor the forests, and locally produced vegetables will serve their community restaurants or tourist camps in their Protected Area.