Andes Mountains

The Continental Divide of the Americas: A Geographical Marvel

The Continental Divide of the Americas is a geographical marvel that serves as the principal hydrological divide across the entire American continent. This divide, characterized by its mountainous terrain, is crucial in determining water flow throughout the region. It separates the watersheds that drain into the Pacific from those river systems that drain into the Atlantic.
Tropical Andes - Biodiversity Hotspot: Preserving the Ecological Jewel The Editor Sat, 02/10/2024 - 20:06
The Tropical Andes region spans from northern Venezuela to Bolivia and includes the northernmost Andes mountain ranges. This region is home to the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot, the most biologically diverse of all known hotspots and harbors around one-sixth of all plant life on the planet. However, the Tropical Andes are encountering significant challenges that threaten their ecological significance.