The Brazilian Highlands are an extensive geographical region and is the main source of the nation’s abundant mineral wealth. Covering most of the eastern, southern and central portions of Brazil, the rugged highlands include steep cliffs, flat-topped plateaus, ravines, rolling hills, and rock outcrops.
Caatinga Biosphere Reserve (Brazil)
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:47
The Caatinga Biosphere Reserve is characterized by Caatinga vegetation as well as 'Martius' decidous forest, the typical vegetation of the interior of northeastern Brazil. The reserve sets up ecological corridors and is linked to the contiguous Mata Atlántica and Cerrado Biosphere Reserves.
The Cabo de Hornos Biosphere Reserve is located in the American continent's extreme south, comprised of marine areas, islands and forested coast. The region (Cape Horn) was discovered in 1616. The core areas are constituted by Cabo de Hornos and Alberto de Agostini National Parks.
Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile.The Diego Ramírez Islands are a small group of islands located southwest of Cape Horn. The Drake Passage is the body of water between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.
Central Amazon Conservation Complex and Biosphere Reserve (Brazil)
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:43
The Central Amazon Conservation Complex and Biosphere Reserve makes up the largest protected area in the Amazon Basin and as the core area of the Central Amazon Ecological Corridor, is one of the planet’s richest regions in terms of biodiversity. The majority of the ecosystems recorded in the Amazon are found here.
This ecoregion is a very dry, high elevation montane grassland and herbaceous community of the southern high Andes, extending through western Bolivia and northern Chile and Argentina. Dry puna is distinguished from other types of puna by its annual rainfall, or lack of rainfall.
The Central Suriname Nature Reserve comprises nearly 4 million acres of primary tropical forest. It protects the upper watershed of the Coppename River and the headwaters of the Lucie, Oost, Zuid, Saramaccz and Gran Rio rivers. It covers a range of ecosystems of notable conservation value.
The Cerrado is the largest savanna region in South America and the largest ecoregion in the Americas. It encompasses central Brazil as well as small portions of northeastern Paraguay and eastern Bolivia. Biologically the richest savanna in all the world, it contains an extraordinary amount of biodiversity.
Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks, Cerrado Biosphere Reserve (Brazil)
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:38
The Cerrado Protected Areas site is located in the Brazilian central plateau and includes the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park as well as the Emas National Park. The Cerrado Biosphere Reserve covers a profusion of natural grasslands, savannas, palm swamps and forests.
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru)
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 17:45
The Chimu Kingdom reached its apogee in the 15th century, not long before falling to the Incas. Its capital Chan Chan, located in the once fertile river valley of Moche or Santa Catalina in northern Peru, was the largest earthen architecture city in pre-Columbian America.