South America

Galápagos Islands, Galápagos National Park, Marine Reserve and Biosphere Reserve (Ecuador)

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 600+ miles from the South American continent, these islands, islets and surrounding waters have been called a unique 'living museum and showcase of evolution'. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a melting pot of marine species.

Gran Chaco (South America)

The Gran Chaco or Dry Chaco is a sparsely populated, hot and semi-arid lowland natural region, divided among eastern Bolivia, western Paraguay, northern Argentina and a portion of Brazil. With a high biodiversity, it contains South America's second largest forest, behind only the Amazon Rainforest.