The Madeira River is one of South America's major rivers. It is part of the Amazon Basin and is the largest and most important tributary of the Amazon River. Its headwaters are located in the Bolivian Andes, over 2,000 miles from its confluence with the Amazon in Brazil.
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Los Roques: Archipelago and National Park (Venezuela) The Editor Tue, 08/25/2020 - 14:47
Los Roques is an archipelago off the northern coast of Venezuela with over 300 small islands, cays and sand banks that ring a central shallow lagoon. Los Roques Archipelago National Park was created to protect its marine ecosystem of coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds.
The Madre de Dios River is a headwater tributary of the Amazon River. Shared by Peru and Bolivia, the river serves as the largest watershed in the area, as part of the vast Amazon River drainage basin. The river is an important transportation waterway for the region.
Isla Magdalena National Park is a protected area on Magdalena Island, Patagonia, Chile. Its rugged landscape, with its deep ravines and coastal cliffs, makes it an ideal environment for species such as Penguins, Cormorants, Sea Lions and Southern River Otters.
The Magdalena River is Colombia's principal river. It flows northward through the Andes of western Colombia and empties into the Caribbean Sea in the north. Home to 80% of the nation’s 48 million inhabitants, it is the principal driving force of the local economy.
The Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary is a large marine protected area off Colombia's Pacific coast. This UNESCO World Heritage Site includes the barren Malpelo Island, its rocky outcroppings, and the surrounding marine environment, recognized as one of the top diving sites in the world.
The Marajó Archipelago is the largest fluvial-maritime archipelago on Earth. Located in the states of Amapá and Pará in Brazil, it is formed by approximately 2,500 islands. Marajó Island is the main and largest of the islands in the Marajó Archipelago.
Melimoyu is a stratovolcano located in the Aysén Region in southern Chile. The Melimoyu National Park is bordered by the Gulf of Corcovado amidst a labyrinth of channels and fjords. Its rivers, dense mixed forests, and marine waters foster a rich, biodiverse ecosystem.
The Mindo Valley is located among the western slopes of the Andes Mountains in northern Ecuador. It is known for its many species of birds, butterflies and orchids. The valley is home to the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest and Ecological Reserve.
Aconcagua Provincial Park is a protected area in the Argentinean Andes, on the Chilean border. It is home to snow-capped Mount Aconcagua, South America’s tallest peak. With a summit elevation of 22,800 ft, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres.