The Laguna de los Pozuelos Natural Monument and Biosphere Reserve is located in the extreme north of the Argentine Province of Jujuy and is part of the highlands of the Southern Central Andes. It is identified as a conservation priority.
The Las Yungas Biosphere Reserve, located in northwestern Argentina's mountainous Andean Range, encompasses a rich diversity of landscapes from the high Andean mountain forest ecosystems to Chaco Serrano, cloud forests, montane forests, grasslands and agricultural land.
The Lauca Biosphere Reserve is situated in the Puna biogeographic region, in the northern part of Chile in the Andean Chain. The area comprises three protected areas: Lauca National Park, Las Vicuñas National Reserve and Salar de Surire Natural Monument.
The Mar Chiquito Biosphere Reserve consists of the ‘Parque Atlántico Mar Chiquita’, situated in the Chaco savanna region just north of Mar de Plata. It contains a large permanent, hyper-saline lake with some small islands and brackish marshes at the mouth of the rivers which flow into the lake.
The Ñacuñan Biosphere Reserve is located in the Argentine Province of Mendoza, in the plains at the foot of the Andes. The area consists of semi-arid upland grasslands, shrubby steppe and matorral, as well as shrubby and herbaceous woodlands and wetlands.
The Noroeste Amotapes-Manglares Biosphere Reserve is located on the northern coast of Peru and covers part of the Ecuadorian dry forest in the tropical Pacific forest. The reserve includes Cerros de Amotape National Park, Coto de Caza El Angolo and Tumbes Mangroves Protected Area.
Ometepe Island Biosphere Reserve is located in southwest Nicaragua, in the country’s neotropical zone. Two imposing volcanoes, Maderas and Concepcion, define the topography of the reserve. The historical influence of aboriginal tribes makes this one of Nicaragua’s most important cultural sites.
The Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve is located in central Peru and consists of the last undisturbed ecosystems in the country's central jungle. Its location between the Amazon forest lowland and montane cloud forest results in a high diversity of flora and fauna.
Located in western central Brazil, the Pantanal region is one of the world's most extensive wetland complexes with an abundant, diverse, vegetation and animal life. The Pantanal Conservation Area consists of a cluster of four protected areas, while the Biosphere Reserve includes four national parks.
The Patagonia Azul Biosphere Reserve encompasses an area with the greatest biodiversity on the Argentine coastline. The area includes important breeding, feeding and migration sites of different species of birds and mammals and also hosts the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world.