The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System comprises seven protected areas along Central America's northeastern coast. Hosting diverse marine habitats, including iconic sites like the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye, it is vital in preserving unique reef types, biodiversity, and habitats for threatened species.
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The Caribbean Islands biodiversity hotspot, a region encompassing 35 countries and territories, is renowned as a global ecological treasure trove. Spanning the Caribbean Sea, it is characterized by a mosaic of islands, cays, and islets, each harboring an astonishing array of unique species.
The Central Amazon Ecological Corridor encompasses a diverse range of ecosystems within the Amazon Rainforest. Stretching across the heart of the Amazon Basin, this ecological corridor plays a role in preserving biodiversity, mitigating climate change, and promoting sustainable development.
The Central Atlantic Forest Ecological Corridor is a remarkable and critically important conservation initiative in Brazil to connect and protect fragmented patches of the Atlantic Forest biome. This ecological corridor represents a vital lifeline for some of the world's most threatened and diverse ecosystems.
Chile's vast national park system is a testament to its commitment to preserving its natural heritage. These protected areas, from the Atacama Desert to Tierra del Fuego, harbor diverse ecosystems and abundant biodiversity. The system's crown jewel is the Route of Parks of Patagonia.
The Maya Forest Corridor is a conservation initiative in Belize to protect and restore critical ecosystems and promote biodiversity. The Maya Mountain Marine Corridor is an initiative that combines conservation efforts beyond the traditional boundaries of terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor is a remarkable conservation initiative in Central America that stands as a beacon of biodiversity preservation. Stretching from Mexico to Panama, this corridor encompasses a mosaic of ecosystems and is a critical link between protected areas.
SINAC, Costa Rica's National System of Conservation Areas, is a model for conservation efforts worldwide. With its numerous national parks and other protected areas, Costa Rica has dedicated over a quarter of its landmass to conservation, making it one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth.
The Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena hotspot includes the tropical forests of the Pacific coast of northwestern South America and the Galápagos Islands. Stretching from southern Panama to northern Peru, this biodiversity hotspot consists of many endemic species and habitats.