Marojejy National Park
Marojejy National Park is in the Sava region in the northeast of Madagascar (between Adapa and Sambava city). Around 55,500 ha,it's centered on the Marojejy massif, a mountain range which rises to an altitude of 2,132 m form this national park. The accessibility to this place was not for everyone before his conversion into a national park in 1998 and it's became a part of the World Heritage site known as the Atsinanana rainforests in 2007.
Warm, dense rain forest can be found at lower elevations, followed by shorter forests at higher elevations, followed still by cloud forest, and topped near the peaks with the only remaining undisturbed mountain scrub in Madagascar.. This diversity of habitats lends itself to high levels of biodiversity. More than 100 species of birds ,64% of them are found in or around Marojejy, they are forest-dwelling bird , 148 species of reptiles and amphibians,17 of these are found only in Marojejy, two species of several chameleons are found there. One of the lemurs, the silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) is among the "25 most endangered primates in the world". In addition to the silky sifaka, Marojejy is home to 10 other species of lemur .The vanga helmet (Euryceros prevostii) is considered the emblematic bird of the park.
There are four basic types of forest found at Marojejy
Lowland rain forest (Below 800 m covers 38% of the surface area of the park) , Moist montane rain forest(Between 800 and 1,400 m and also covering 38% of the surface area of the park) ,Sclerophyllous montane cloud forest (At 1,400 to 1,800 m and covering 11.5% of the surface area of the park) and Montane scrub (Above 1,800 m on only 1.5% of the surface area of the park).
Many of plant species are found in Marojejy, 35 are palms. Only three of these palm species can be found outside of Madagascar, and seven can only be found at Marojejy. More than 275 fern species are present in the rainforests of the massif, 18 of which are tree ferns and seven are found only at Marojejy. Many of these fern species are very rare and have highly restricted distributions.
Marojejy also contains several types of rare rosewood and palisandre.