The Atacama Desert is located in northern Chile between Argentina on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east. Sparsely populated and containing considerable mineral resources, the Atacama Desert is one of the driest places in the world and one the top three tourist destinations in Chile.
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.
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.
Magellanic Subpolar Forests Ecoregion (South America)
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:26
The Magellanic subpolar forests are a terrestrial ecoregion of southernmost South America, covering parts of southern Chile and Argentina, and are part of the Neotropic ecozone. It is a temperate broadleaf and mixed forests ecoregion and contains the world's southernmost forests.
Patagonian Steppe Ecoregion / Patagonian Desert (South America)
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 15:17
The Patagonian steppe ecoregion, also known as the Patagonian Desert, mainly covers the Patagonia region of Argentina from the Atlantic Ocean to barely across the border into Chile. The topography includes low-lying mountains, plateaus and plains.
The Valdivian temperate forests ecoregion is located in the southern cone of South America. It covers a narrow continental strip between the western slope of the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The forests are characterized by their dense understories of bamboos, ferns, and evergreen trees.