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.
Sierra de las Quijadas National Park is located in the northwestern part of the Argentine province of San Luis. It was established to protect the natural features representative of the Semiarid Chaco and Argentine Low Monte ecoregions. It is the only protected area in this transition area.
Located in the Valdivian Forest / Chilean Nothofagus biogeographical region, Laguna San Rafael is an area of highly varied topography and scenic beauty. The area includes the Continental Patagonian Range, the Insular Patagonian Range, the Central Plain and the Patagonian Glaciers.
Nahuel Huapi National Park is dominated by the high mountain chain of the Andes and includes many lakes, rapid rivers, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and extensive forests. The largest national park in the region, it encompasses Lake Nahuel Huapí adjacent to the Chilean border.
Lanín National Park is located in the southern part of Neuquén Province, Argentina. It was created in 1937 to protect and preserve an area of Andean-Patagonian Forests. The park takes its name from the highest peak, the Lanín volcano on the border with Chile.
Las Yungas Biosphere Reserve, located in northwestern Argentina's mountainous Andean Range, encompasses a rich diversity of landscapes from the high Andean mountain forest ecosystems to Chaco Serrano, cloud forests, montane forests, grasslands and agricultural land.
Lauca National Park is situated in the northern part of Chile in the Andean Chain. The Lauca Biosphere Reserve comprises three protected areas: Lauca National Park, Las Vicuñas National Reserve and Salar de Surire Natural Monument.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is located in northeastern Brazil. The park includes 43 mi of coastline and an interior composed of rolling sand dunes. During the rainy season, the valleys among the dunes fill with freshwater lagoons, prevented from draining due to the impermeable rock beneath.
Lomas de Lachay National Reserve is a protected area in the desert foothills of Peru where moisture from coastal mists has created a unique micro-environment of dwarf forest called Lomas, which conceals a plethora of small animals and birds.
Los Alerces National Park is located in the Andes of northern Patagonia in Argentina. It has a western boundary which coincides with the Chilean border. Successive glaciations have molded the landscape in the region creating spectacular features such as moraines, glacial cirques and clearwater lakes.
Los Arrayanes National Park is located in the southern part of Neuquén Province, Argentina. It is situated on the Quetrihué Peninsula that penetrates Lake Nahuel Huapi and is part of the Patagonian Forest ecoregion. The park gets its name because it was created to preserve a myrtle forest.
Los Flamencos National Reserve is a nature reserve located in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile. The reserve has a desert climate and is divided into seven areas/sections, each having a different geography, flora, fauna and hydrography.