African Studies Quarterly

Table 1. Regions of Mt. d'Ambre.

Region &
Elevation (meters)
Climate  Forest Accessibility Nearby Towns & Cities Forest Pressures
Northwest
(300 - 700)
Dry, warm Dry, continuous
North: Patchy
Paths to many communities Mangoaka Logging, hunting, charcoal
Northeast
(200 - 800)
Dry, warm
(Low Elev.)
Humid, cool 
(High Elev.)
Dry & humid areas, continuous Roads to cities; Paths in forest Joffre-ville Sakaramy
Antongobato
 
Agriculture, horticulture, hunting
Rousettes
(950 - 1050)
Humid, cool Humid, continuous Road to cities; Paths to most regions Rousettes Tourism, garden plots, hunting, pine & eucalyptus
East
(800 - 1100)
Humid, cool Humid, continuous Paths to villages Ambahivabe Sadjoavato Agriculture, villages
South
(500 - 1200)
Dry, warm
(Low Elev.)
Humid, cool
(High Elev.)
Dry & humid areas; Some patches;
Mostly continuous
Paths to communities Anivorano-Nord Southern limit felled; Cyclone or humans
Interior
(1000 - 1475)
Humid, cool Humid, continuous No paths during 1984-91; few paths presently None Cattle
West
(600 - 1100)
Humid, cool  Dry & humid areas; continuous Southwest: Easy access;
Few other paths
Andr'vanjava
Bobakilandy
Cattle
Southwest: Farming