The Rabondro Reserve is teeming with wildlife, situated in one of the most bio-diverse regions of Madagascar. Some wildlife, such as the panther chameleon, is only found in the north-eastern region of Madagascar.

A sample of the flora and fauna which can be found in the reserve:

  • Aye-Aye
  • Eastern Bamboo
  • Greater & Lesser E. Dwarf
  • Brown Mouse
  • Red-ruffed
  • Eastern Sportif
  • White-fronted brown
  • Eastern Woolly
  • Fork-marked


  • Collared nightjar
  • Cuckoo shrike
  • Ground rollers
  • Long-billed tetraka
  • Madagascar ibis
  • Pygmy kingfisher
  • Red-breasted coua
  • Scops owl
  • Vangas


  • Big-nosed chameleon
  • Brookesia micra chameleon
  • Panther chameleon
  • Parson's chameleon
  • Rhinoceros chameleon


Other fauna
  • Boa
  • Civet
  • Forest rat
  • Fossa
  • Frogs
  • Giraffe necked weevil
  • Leaf-tailed gecko
  • Striped back gecko
  • Tenrec


  • Bamboo
  • Canarium
  • Ebony
  • Rosewood (palisander)

Slash and burn agriculture has encroached on the periphery of the forest. Loss of habitat endangers the fauna in the forest. Patrolling of the reserve plays the most important role in protecting the reserve.

Our approach to forest preservation includes the following:


We have five rangers patrolling the Rabondro Reserve at all times. Their mandate is to:

Please respect and co-operate with our dedicated rangers, and notify them or our office if you notice any violations against the reserve.



Every couple months, a team of community members will embark on a 10-day mission to survey the forest and report on any areas that may have had human disturbance. This may lead to verbal warnings or arrests of the perpetrators.



Fandroakando will adopt the use of the SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) to improve anti-poaching efforts and the overall effectiveness of law enforcement.


The Fandroakando NGO is committed to preserving the flora in the reserve so that the fauna can live undisturbed.