Mount Roraima (South America)
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:50
Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateaus in South America. Its summit area is bounded on all sides by cliffs and serves as the tripoint of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. The tabletop mountains of Roraima are considered to be the oldest geological formations on Earth.
The Guajira Peninsula is located in northern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. The Gulf of Venezuela is an inlet of the Caribbean Sea bounded by Venezuela and Colombia. Lake Maracaibo is a large brackish tidal bay lying in the crude oil-rich Maracaibo Basin of northwestern Venezuela.
Amazon Rainforest, Amazon River and Amazon Basin (South America)
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 21:23
Sometimes simply referred to as the Amazon (or Amazonia), the Amazon Rainforest is a region in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in South America. Nine nations have some part of the Amazon within their borders.
The Venezuelan Andes Montane Forests ecoregion is located in the northern arm of the Andes. Surrounded by xeric valleys and páramo, the richness of species and large number of endemic species make this ecoregion one of the most interesting areas of Venezuela in terms of biodiversity.
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.
Guiana Shield (South America)
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 20:46
The Guiana Shield is one of the three cratons of the South American Plate. It is a 1.7 billion-year-old Precambrian geological formation in northeast South America that forms a portion of the northern coast. The higher elevations on the shield are called the Guiana Highlands.
The Orinoco Delta Swamp Forests occur in a diverse and porous matrix of coastal vegetation types along the river delta and surrounding regions of northwestern Venezuela and northeastern Guyana. These inundated forests provide habitat to a number of endangered and endemic species.
The Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve is located in the Venezuelan Amazon. Duida-Marahuaca National Park, a national protected area which includes the Duida–Marahuaca Massif, lies within the biosphere reserve.
The Delta del Orinoco Biosphere Reserve is characterized by great biological diversity. The delta includes large areas of permanent wetlands as well as seasonally flooded freshwater swamp forests which provide habitat for a number of endangered and endemic species.