Protected Areas in South America

Bosque Fray Jorge Biosphere Reserve: Bosque Fray Jorge, Talinay and Punta del Viento National Parks (Chile)

The Bosque Fray Jorge Biosphere Reserve comprises the Bosque Fray Jorge, Talinay and Punta del Viento National Parks, situated north of Santiago. The Fray Jorge forests are green oases surrounded by semiarid lands. The reserve shelters almost all the Mediterranean species typical of Chile.

Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves, World Heritage Site

The Southern Atlantic submarine ridge forms the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Rocas Atoll off the coast of Brazil which represents a large proportion of the island surface of the South Atlantic. Their waters are important for the breeding and feeding of tuna, shark and marine mammals.