The Araucarias Biosphere Reserve is situated in the southern part of the volcanic Andes chain in south-central Chile. Conguillío National Park constitutes the core area and includes the Llaima volcano, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Chile.
Biosphere Reserves in Chile
Bosque de Fray Jorge, Talinay and Punta del Viento National Parks comprise the Fray Jorge Biosphere Reserve, situated north of Santiago. Its forests are green oases surrounded by semiarid lands. The park and reserve shelters almost all of the Mediterranean species typical of Chile.
The Bosques Templados de los Andes Australes Biosphere Reserve is comprised of eight national protected areas in southern Chile. Hosting extraordinary biodiversity, it is classified as one of the largest and most ecologically intact forest remnants on Earth.
The Cabo de Hornos Biosphere Reserve is located in the American continent's extreme south, comprised of marine areas, islands and forested coast. The core areas are constituted by Cabo de Hornos National Park and Alberto de Agostini National Park.
The Cordillera del Paine, a spectacular mountain range that includes the Torres del Paine peaks, lies between the Andes Mountains and the Patagonian steppe in southern Chile. It is an area of great scenic beauty, with many glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and lagoons.
Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán - Laguna del Laja Biosphere Reserve Is located in Chile's Patagonia region. The biological corridor connects three core areas: Ñuble National Reserve, Laguna del Laja National Park and the Los Huemules de Niblinto National Reserve.
The Juan Fernández Archipelago is a sparsely inhabited group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chile. The protected areas include the islands of Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk and Santa Clara as well as all of the smaller islets in the area.
ocated in the Valparaíso Region of Chile, La Campana-Peñuelas Biosphere Reserve includes both La Campana National Park and Lago Peñuelas National Reserve. Forests here are habitats for the Chilean Wine Palm.
Located in the Valdivian Forest biogeographical region, Laguna San Rafael is an area of highly varied topography and scenic beauty. The area includes the Continental Patagonian Range, the Insular Patagonian Range, the Central Plain and the Patagonian Glaciers.
Lauca National Park is situated in the northern part of Chile in the Andean Chain. The Lauca Biosphere Reserve comprises three protected areas: Lauca National Park, Las Vicuñas National Reserve and Salar de Surire Natural Monument.