Biosphere Reserves in South America

Cabo de Hornos Biosphere Reserve: Cabo de Hornos and Alberto de Agostini National Parks (Chile)

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.

Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán - Laguna del Laja Biosphere Reserve and National Park (Chile)

The Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán - Laguna del Laja Is located in Chile's Patagonia region, which is a global biodiversity hotspot. The biological corridor connects three core areas: Ñuble National Reserve, Laguna del Laja National Park and the Los Huemules de Niblinto National Reserve.

Galápagos Islands: Galápagos National Park, Marine Reserve and Biosphere Reserve (Ecuador)

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 600+ miles from the South American continent, these islands, islets and surrounding waters have been called a unique 'living museum and showcase of evolution'. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a melting pot of marine species.

La Campana-Peñuelas Biosphere Reserve, La Campana National Park and Lago Peñuelas National Reserve (Chile)

Located in the Valparaíso Region of Chile, La Campana-Peñuelas Biosphere Reserve includes both La Campana National Park and Lago Peñuelas National Reserve. Forests here are habitats for the Chilean Wine Palm and Peñuelas Lake provides drinking water for the cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.