|Bemaraha National Park|
A karst limestone formation, known as tsingy in Malagasy
|Nearest city||Morondava, AntsalovaNearest city: Morondava, Antsalova|
|Established||1997 Established: 1997|
|Visitors||approx. 6000 (in 2005)|
|Governing body||Parcs Nationaux Madagascar - ANGAP|
|World Heritage Site||494|
Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve is a nature reserve located near the western coast of Madagascar in Melaky Region at . The area was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 due to the unique geography, preserved mangrove forests, and wild bird and lemur populations.. The southern end of the protected area has subsequently been changed into the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, covering 666 square kilometres (257 sq mi). The northern end of the protected area remains as a strict nature reserve (Réserve Naturelle Intégrale) covering 853 square kilometres (329 sq mi).
Tourists can access the national park by road from Morondava, a town 150 km south of the park. Limited access is also possible from the town of Antsalova, which can be reached by plane from Antananarivo or Mahajanga.
- List of national parks of Madagascar
- Madagascar dry deciduous forests
- World Heritage Sites in Madagascar
- ^ ""Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve"". UNESCO. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/494. Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- ^ Shea, Neil (2009 Nov). "Living On a Razor's Edge: Madagascar's labyrinth of stone". National Geographic. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/print/2009/11/stone-forest/shea-text. Retrieved 2009-11-01.