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Armoured leaf chameleon (Brookesia perarmata)
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Tuesday, 09 March 2010 23:25
Armoured dwarf chameleon


The Armoured dwarf chameleon (Brookesia perarmata) is endemic to Bemaraha National Park. However, even within this site it is only known from relatively intact forest in the north of the park. This species receives the highest level of protection under Malagasy law but remains threatened by habitat degradation and illegal collection.


This was a focal species in a Darwin Initiative funded project with Madagasikara Voakajy, Madagascar National Parks and the University of Aberdeen. We produced education material for the park, trained tourist guides and worked in primary schools to raise awareness about the unique biodiversity (reptiles, lemurs, birds, frogs) that are found in the tsingy forest habitats.

To see some of our research results for this species, click on the links below

Roost site characteristics of sympatric dwarf chameleons (genus Brookesia) from western Madagascar.

Identifying important areas for the conservation of dwarf chameleons (Brookesia spp.) in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, western Madagascar

IUCN evaluation

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List but the assessment is out of date. We are currently preparing a revised assessment for the IUCN.