Guianan Moist Forests Ecoregion (South America)
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 14:53
Located on the northeast coast of South America, the Guianan Moist Forests ecoregion is one of the largest continuous tracts of relatively pristine lowland tropical rain forest in the world. It holds a wide variety of regional biodiversity with high levels of species endemism and richness.
This Guayana Highlands ecoregion in northern South America is host to an archipelago of isolated sandstone plateaus and dramatic summits atop nearly vertical escarpments. The tepuis are the remains of the ancient sandstone tableland overlying the even more ancient granitic Guayana Shield.
The Utría National Natural Park contains diverse flora and fauna in a lush, mountainous rain forest environment with some of the highest rainfall in the world. Located on the Pacific coast of Colombia, the park overlaps indigenous territory and includes fishing villages along the coast.
Chilean Matorral Ecoregion (South America)
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 21:39
Located on the west coast of South America, the Chilean Matorral is a terrestrial ecoregion of central Chile. It contains the majority of Chile's population and is typically characterized by a temperate Mediterranean climate. It is home to Chile's renowned wine and agricultural regions.
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 Parque Arqueológico do Solstício (Solstice Archaeological Park) is an archaeological park located in Amapá state, Brazil, near the city of Calçoene. The site contains a megalithic stone circle, colloquially known as the Amazon Stonehenge.
The Mar Chiquito Biosphere Reserve consists of the ‘Parque Atlántico Mar Chiquita’, situated in the Chaco savanna region just north of Mar de Plata. It contains a large permanent, hyper-saline lake with some small islands and brackish marshes at the mouth of the rivers which flow into the lake.
The Laguna Blanca National Park and Biosphere Reserve is a typical treeless Patagonian steppe and contains the Laguna Blanca, a saline lake. The area is of particular interest for its birds and was established to protect the black-necked swan.
Atlantic Forest (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay)
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:12
Upper Paraná Atlantic Forest Ecoregion (South America)
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:58
The "selva parananese" or Upper Paraná Atlantic Forest is an ecoregion of the tropical moist forests biome and the South American Atlantic Forest biome. The ecoregion stretches across the borders of southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina.