Berenty Reserve is a small private reserve of gallery forest along the Mandrake river, set in the semi-arid spiny forest ecoregion of the far south of Madagascar. For some years Primatologist Alison Jolly and student volunteers have visited Berenty to conduct fieldwork on Lemurs. The reserve is also a favourite for visitors who want to see some of Madagascar’s endemic bird species, which include Owls and Couas.