The Central Amazon Ecological Corridor encompasses a diverse range of ecosystems within the Amazon Rainforest. Stretching across the heart of the Amazon Basin, this ecological corridor plays a role in preserving biodiversity, mitigating climate change, and promoting sustainable development.
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The region of Alter do Chão, located in the Pará state of Brazil, is a renowned tourist destination. Santarém, the main town in the area, boasts some of Brazil's most stunning freshwater beaches. In addition, this town holds significant importance as it is the most prominent Amazonian river town between Belém and Manaus, serving as a port of call for river steamers.
Amacayacu National Natural Park is a national protected area of Colombia, situated along the Amazon River in the south of the country, in the Amazonas Department. It is the country's only protected area that conserves the flooded forests of the Amazon River.
The Amazon Rainforest is a biogeographical region in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in northern South America. Sometimes called Amazônia, nine countries have some parts of the Amazon region within their borders.
Amazonia National Park is located in Pará state in north-central Brazil and along the Tapajós River. The oldest national park in the Amazon contains a highly biodiverse habitat of dense lowland rainforest with white-sand grassland areas beside the river's upper reaches.
Anavilhanas National Park protects the environment of the Anavilhanas Archipelago in the Rio Negro, one of the largest in the world. Anavilhanas, the world’s second-largest fluvial archipelago, is part of the Central Amazon Conservation Complex, the largest protected area in the Amazon Basin.
Bahuaja-Sonene National Park of Peru is part of the world's largest multinational tropical protected area. It protects an area comprised of tropical rainforest, savanna, flooded grasslands, hills and mountains, harboring some of the wildest and least-impacted habitats in the world.
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 is home to important indigenous Amazonian groups.
The Beni River flows north through Bolivia after rising in the Andean slopes of the Cordillera Real. The Mamoré River is formed by numerous headwaters that drain the Llanos de Moxos. The two rivers form the Madeira River on the border with Brazil.
The Bosques de Neblina - Selva Central Biosphere Reserve is located in the Amazon basin of central Peru, in a transition zone between the eastern slopes of the Andes and the Amazon. Harboring four emblematic Peruvian ecosystems, it is home to a high biological and cultural diversity level.
Cabo Orange National Park is located in Amapá state, on the coastline of northern Brazil and close to the border with French Guiana. The park is characterized by flooded grasslands, unique in the Amazon region, and by mangroves, which act as fish nurseries.