Caribbean Plate (The Caribbean, Central/North America)
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 18:12
The Caribbean Plate is a mostly oceanic tectonic plate underlying Central America and the Caribbean Sea off the north coast of South America. These borders are regions of intense seismic activity, including frequent earthquakes, occasional tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
Caribbean Sea (The Caribbean)
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 18:04
The Caribbean Sea is a suboceanic basin of the western Atlantic Ocean. It is an oceanic sea largely situated on the Caribbean Plate. The entire area of the Caribbean Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies and adjacent coasts, are collectively known as the Caribbean.
This ecoregion is a very dry, high elevation montane grassland and herbaceous community of the southern high Andes, extending through western Bolivia and northern Chile and Argentina. Dry puna is distinguished from other types of puna by its annual rainfall, or lack of rainfall.
The Cerrado is the largest savanna region in South America and the largest ecoregion in the Americas. It encompasses central Brazil as well as small portions of northeastern Paraguay and eastern Bolivia. Biologically the richest savanna in all the world, it contains an extraordinary amount of biodiversity.
The Chihuahuan Desert is the largest desert in North America, stretching all the way from the southwestern United States deep into the Central Mexican Highlands. This sheltered desert ecoregion is unique, encompassing one of the most biologically diverse arid regions on Earth.
Located on the west coast of South America, the Chilean Matorral is a terrestrial ecoregion of central Chile. It contains the majority of Chile's population and is typically characterized by a temperate Mediterranean climate. It is home to Chile's renowned wine and agricultural regions.
Chiloé Island and Archipelago (Chile)
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:00
Located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of the Los Lagos Region in southern Chile, Chiloé Island is the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago. From pastoral landscapes to iconic wooden churches, Chiloé is known for its distinctive folklore, mythology, cuisine and unique architecture.
The Chocó-Darién moist forests ecoregion extend along most of the Pacific coast of Colombia and extend north into Panama along the Caribbean coast. They are bounded to the east by the Andes. The region has extremely high rainfall, and the forests hold great biodiversity.
Grenadines Island Group (Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 18:22
The Grenadines are a chain of islands and islets located between Grenada and St. Vincent in the Lesser Antilles, noted for its beautiful scenery, spectacular beaches and diverse marine habitats. Its cultural heritage is a result of the blending of African, Carib, East Indian, Portuguese and European influences.
The Guajira/Barranquilla ecoregion along the Caribbean Sea in Venezuela and Colombia is a unique xerophytic area in the neotropics. Proposed as a bird center of endemism, this arid habitat is dominated by thorn scrub and succulents.