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.
The Historic Quarter of Valparaíso represents an extraordinary example of industrial-age heritage associated with the international sea trade. The colonial city presents an excellent example of late 19th-century urban and architectural development in Latin America.
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.
The Archipiélago Juan Fernández National Park and Biosphere Reserve is situated 670 km (416 mi) from the coast of mainland Chile, in the Pacific Ocean. The protected area includes the islands of Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, and Santa Clara as well as all of the smaller islets in the area.
The Atacama Desert is located in northern Chile between Argentina on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east. Sparsely populated and containing considerable mineral resources, the Atacama Desert is one of the driest places in the world and one the top three tourist destinations in Chile.
The Atacama Plateau is an arid, high plateau in the Andes of northern Argentina and extending into Chile. The "Puna De Atacama" is a cold, desolate Andean tableland in northwestern Argentina and adjacent regions of Chile.
The Atlantic Forest, or Mata Atlântica, extends along the Atlantic coast of northeast Brazil, south along the coastline and inland into northeast Argentina and eastern Paraguay. Although only a small part of the original forests remain it is still one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
The Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves contain some of the best and most extensive examples of Atlantic forest in Brazil. The 25 protected areas that make up the site display the biological wealth and evolutionary history of one of the most threatened biomes in the world.
The Bañados del Este Biosphere Reserve comprises a remarkable complex of ecosystems and a vast complex of coastal wetlands. Together, these form a rich habitat for an assortment of wildlife, including myriad species that are categorized as near-threatened or endangered.
One of the first protected areas to be established in Bolivia, the Beni Biosphere Reserve is located at the convergence of three biogeographical zones: the Amazon, the Chaco and the Cerrado. The reserve comprises diverse forest formations and is home to important indigenous Amazonian groups.
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.
The Bioma Pampa-Quebradas del Norte Biosphere Reserve is located in northern Uruguay and comprises a mosaic of different ecosystems, including a primary forest with subtropical jungle, the quebradas, which represents the southernmost vestige of the Atlantic Forest environment.