Amazonia National Park is located in Pará state in north-central Brazil and is situated along the Tapajós River, covering about 3,300 sq mi. Consisting of dense humid tropical forest, the park contains an extremely biodiverse habitat.
Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve is Bolivia's most visited protected area which contains a large range of landscapes that include volcanic mountain peaks, hot springs, geysers, lakes, fumaroles and windswept deserts.
The Macizo del Cajas Biosphere Reserve contains a large number of ecosystems, ranging from high mountains down to coastal and marine areas along the Pacific. It also includes the El Cajas National Park, which features a tundra vegetation on a spectacular jagged landscape of hills and valleys.
The El Chaco Biosphere Reserve covers a large area in the northern part of the boreal El Chaco system in Paraguay, with ecologically diverse dry forest ecosystems, which are under great pressure to be converted into grazing lands. The reserve has six core areas, all protected areas.
El Tuparro National Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve is located in the eastern plains of Colombia, a flat area bounded by four rivers. The area undulates with a series of small valleys and major rivers and streams. A few areas are permanently flooded during parts of the year.
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.
The Gran Pajatén Biosphere Reserve is nestled between the Andes and Amazon plains and comprises a diversity of natural habitats, notably dry forests and Yungas. It has a rich cultural and historical heritage, linked to 40 archaeological sites dating from the pre-Columbian era.
Guayabo National Monument, set on the jungle-rich slopes of the Turrialba Volcano, protects one of Costa Rica’s most important archaeological sites, Guayabo de Turrialba. The historic ruins make up the largest pre-Columbian city ever discovered in Costa Rica.
The territory of Guiana Amazonian Park covers 40% of French Guiana, making it the largest national park of France and of the European Union. Difficult to access, it protects one of the strongest biodiversity zones on the planet.
Hornopirén National Park is located in the Palena Province of Chile's Los Lagos Region. As part of the Andes mountain chain, the park contains 186 sq mi of rugged mountains and unspoiled Valdivian temperate rain forests. The park is dominated by glacier-carved mountains and active volcanoes.
Situated in the Cordillera Blanca, Huascarán National Park and Biosphere Reserve protects the heart of the world's highest tropical mountain range in the central Peruvian Andes. The deep ravines, glacial lakes and variety of vegetation make it a site of spectacular beauty.