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 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.
The Huayllay National Sanctuary is a forest of stones, with impressive cliffs and bizarre figures formed by erosion caused by wind, water and glaciers. The rock forest is a major tourist attraction for both hiking and sightseeing as well as an international destination for rock climbers.
Huerquehue National Park is located in the La Araucanía region of south-central Chile. Situated in the foothills of the Andes, it is characterized by its lush, mountainous relief. Popular with hikers, its hills and streams enclose numerous lakes and lagoons with crystalline waters.
The Iguaçu National Park in Paraná State, Brazil shares with Iguazú National Park in Argentina, one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls. Clouds of spray soak the surrounding area and islands in the river are consequently covered by luxuriant vegetation.
Iguazú National Park, located in the northeastern tip of Argentina, is situated on a basaltic line spanning the border with Brazil. The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is made up of many cascades producing vast sprays of water and is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
These two contiguous parks, Ischigualasto and Talampaya, in the Sierra Pampeanas, contain the most complete continental fossil record known from the Triassic Period. Six geological formations contain fossils of a wide range of ancestors of mammals, dinosaurs and plants.
Situated off the Colombian Pacific coast, the island of Gorgona once hosted a notorious prison. Today, it is a National Natural Park of Colombia, designated in order to preserve its endemic species, the richly varied wildlife of the tropical forest and the coral reefs offshore.
The Juan Fernández Archipelago is a sparsely inhabited group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chile. The protected areas include the islands of Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk and Santa Clara as well as all of the smaller islets in the area.