• Eric GilliEmail author
Part of the Cave and Karst Systems of the World book series (CAKASYWO)


The Ankarana Plateau is located in the extreme north of Madagascar, close to a major volcano, the Montagne d’Ambre. It is an exceptional limestone plateau covered with rock needles: the tsingy. It contains a huge network of caves with dimensions that are often very large. The Ankarana is home to a rich fauna, where crocodiles share the space with lemurs, and a peculiar flora with baobabs, pachypodiums and lianas that root in the limestone carved by erosion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geography DepartmentParis 8 UniversitySaint-DenisFrance

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