Located in the transition zone between the arid steppe of Argentine Patagonia and the temperate southern beech forests of Chilean Patagonia, Patagonia National Park encompasses an array of ecosystems including grassland, riparian forest and wetland.
Sierra de las Quijadas National Park is located in the northwestern part of the Argentine province of San Luis. It was established to protect the natural features representative of the Semiarid Chaco and Argentine Low Monte ecoregions. It is the only protected area in this transition area.
The Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve is considered one of the most important protected areas in the western part of Mexico due to its rich natural resources and environmental role in the region. Very diverse biologically, it provides a safe water source for more than 430,000 inhabitants.
The Veracruz Coral Reef System comprises flats, islands and reefs that are located in the Gulf of Mexico on the inner part of the continental shelf. The area harbors resident, transitory and migrant fish, operating as a barrier against waves and storms.
Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile's first, comprises some of the most sensational scenery in the Lake District: the emerald Lago Todos Los Santos, the thundering turquoise waters of the Saltos de Petrohué and the imposing peaks of the area’s three main volcanoes.
Villarrica National Park is located in the Andes, in the La Araucanía and Los Ríos regions of Chile. The park protects Valdivian temperate rain forest habitat. A popular hiking destination, highlights are the volcanoes: Villarrica, Quetrupillán and Lanín.
Virgin Islands National Park, renowned throughout the world for its breathtaking beauty, includes steep hillsides, rocky shores, coral sand beaches, numerous bays, coral reefs, canyons of coral ledges, turtle grass beds, mangrove swamps and natural salt ponds.
The Volcán Tacaná Biosphere Reserve encompasses the Tacaná Volcano in Chiapas, on the Mexico-Guatemala border. The volcano is part of the Central America Volcanic Arc. It contains fragile ecosystems, rich in wild flora and fauna of cultural, scientific, economic and biological relevance.
Washington Slagbaai National Park is an ecological reserve on the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands. Originally inhabited by native South Americans and comprised of two of the largest plantations on the island during colonial period, the park is rich in historical and cultural heritage.
The Yabotí Biosphere Reserve is located in the Misiones province of northeastern Argentina. The reserve is part of the Misiones Rainforest Corridor, within the Amazon Rainforest region, which is home to some of the most traditional villages of the Guaraní peoples.
Yacurí National Park is located in Ecuador, bordering the provinces of Loja and Zamora Chinchipe. The protected area contains a variety of ecosystems, over 46 high altitude lakes, a number of endangered species as well as archaeological ruins and petroglyphs.
Yasuní National Park and Biosphere Reserve is situated within the Amazonian region of northern Ecuador. Arguably the most biologically diverse spot on earth, it occupies an area within the claimed ancestral territory of the Huaorani indigenous people.