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.
Alberto de Agostini National Park is a protected area in southern Chile that includes the Cordillera Darwin mountain range, the final land-based stretch of the Andes before it becomes a chain of mountains appearing as small islands that sink into the Pacific Ocean.
Alerce Andino National Park is located in the Andes, in the Los Lagos Region of Chile. The centerpiece of this lush and mountainous protected area are the Alerce forests. The Alerce can surpass 164 ft in height and live over 4,000 years.
The Araucarias Biosphere Reserve is situated in the southern part of the volcanic Andes chain in south-central Chile. Conguillío National Park constitutes the core area and includes the Llaima volcano, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Chile.
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park is currently the largest protected area in Chile. Along with Torres del Paine National Park, the park occupies over 90% of the Southern Patagonian Icefield; the remainder of it, across the border in Argentina, is included within Los Glaciares National Park.
Bosque de Fray Jorge, Talinay and Punta del Viento National Parks comprise the Fray Jorge Biosphere Reserve, situated north of Santiago. Its forests are green oases surrounded by semiarid lands. The park and reserve shelters almost all of the Mediterranean species typical of Chile.
Bosques Templados 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.
The Cabo de Hornos Biosphere Reserve is located in the American continent's extreme south, comprised of marine areas, islands and forested coast. The core areas are constituted by Cabo de Hornos National Park and Alberto de Agostini National Park.
Cabo de Hornos National Park is the world's southernmost national park. It is located 12 hours by boat from Puerto Williams in the southernmost headland of Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile. This is only place in the world where the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet.
The Cordillera del Paine, a spectacular mountain range that includes the Torres del Paine peaks, lies between the Andes Mountains and the Patagonian steppe in southern Chile. It is an area of great scenic beauty, with many ridges, crags, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and lagoons.
Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán-Laguna del Laja Biosphere Reserve Is located in Chile's Patagonia region. The biological corridor connects three core areas: Ñuble National Reserve, Laguna del Laja National Park and the Los Huemules de Niblinto National Reserve.