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  Source   UNESCO
  Major ecosystem type   Tropical humid forests
  Major habitats & land cover types   Marshlands characterized by Lycopodium spp., Pandanus spp., Sphagnum spp. etc.; Philippia/Phylica heath with Astelia hemichrysa, Coffea spp., Blechnum attenuatum etc.; tropical evergreen forest dominated by Myrtaceae, Rubiaceae and Sapotaceae including Sideroxylon grandiflorum, Ocotea cupularis, Tambourissa sieberi etc.; mid-altitude forest composed mainly of Labourdonnaisia glauca, Mimusops petiolaris and Diospyros spp.
  Location   2022' to 2028'S; 5724' to 5728'E
  Area (hectares)    
  Total   3,594
  Core area(s)   3,594
  Buffer zone(s)  
  Transition area(s) when given  
  Altitude (metres above sea level)   +50 to +65
  Year designated   1977
  Administrative authorities   National Park and Conservation Service
  Research and monitoring
  Brief description   Removal of invasive species
Regeneration of degraded forests
  Species   Echo Parakeet
Mauritius Kestrel
Cuckoo Shrike
Olive White-eye
Mauritius Fody
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   n.a.
  Biodiversity   Alien and/or invasive species, degraded areas, restoration/rehabilitation, tropical humid forest systems.
  Socio-economic   n.a.
  Integrated monitoring   n.a.
  Contact address    
National Parks and Conservation Service

  Telephone   (230) 464 2993
  Fax   (230) 465 1184
  E-mail   npcsagr@intnet.mu

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