The Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve corresponds to a hotspot of biodiversity in the continental part of the Mata Atlántica’s biologic corridor. It is a tropical humid forest ecosystem type, which includes low and medium altitude, as well as inundated Atlantic semi-deciduous forests and savannas.
The Bosque Seco Biosphere Reserve is located in southwestern Ecuador. The dry forests located within the reserve are the most extensive and best preserved in the country; however, their rarity makes them a conservation priority: 97% of dry forest ecosystems are on the verge of extinction.
The Bosques de Paz Biosphere Reserve includes seasonally dry forests that form the heart of the Endemic Region of Tumbes, one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. The transboundary reserve was formed by the joining of two existing biosphere reserves in Ecuador and Peru.
Bosques Templado de los Andes Australes is a Biosphere Reserve in southern Chile, comprised of eight national protected areas. Hosting extraordinary biodiversity, it is classified as one of the largest and most ecologically intact forest remnants on earth by the World Resources Institute.
Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:16
The Southern Atlantic submarine ridge forms the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Rocas Atoll off the coast of Brazil which represents a large proportion of the island surface of the South Atlantic. Their waters are important for the breeding and feeding of tuna, shark and marine mammals.
The Buenavista Biosphere Reserve is situated on the northern coast of Cuba. The larger marine part includes coral reefs and rocky beaches, while the terrestrial part is composed of evergreen coastal forest and mangroves. The Caguanes National Park is established around the Caguanes peninsula.
Caatinga Biosphere Reserve (Brazil)
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:47
The Caatinga Biosphere Reserve is characterized by Caatinga vegetation as well as 'Martius' decidous forest, the typical vegetation of the interior of northeastern Brazil. The reserve sets up ecological corridors and is linked to the contiguous Mata Atlántica and Cerrado Biosphere Reserves.
The Cabo de Hornos Biosphere Reserve is located in the American continent's extreme south, comprised of marine areas, islands and forested coast. The region (Cape Horn) was discovered in 1616. The core areas are constituted by Cabo de Hornos and Alberto de Agostini National Parks.
The Cacique Lempira, Señor de las Montañas Biosphere Reserve, which includes Celaque National Park, is located in the western part of Honduras. The ecosystem is primarily cloud forest and includes Cerro las Minas, the highest mountain in Honduras. The reserve hosts a large number of endangered and endemic species.
Central Amazon Conservation Complex and Biosphere Reserve (Brazil)
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:43
The Central Amazon Conservation Complex and Biosphere Reserve makes up the largest protected area in the Amazon Basin and as the core area of the Central Amazon Ecological Corridor, is one of the planet’s richest regions in terms of biodiversity. The majority of the ecosystems recorded in the Amazon are found here.