The Andino Norpatagónica Biosphere Reserve is located in Argentina's northwestern Patagonia. It comprises five national parks and numerous other protected areas. The landscape is mostly mountainous, dominated by the Andes in the west, with sub-Andean plains and plateaus in the east.
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Protected Areas in Argentina
Calilegua is the largest national park in the Argentine Northwest, covering a biologically diverse environment. It is also the largest protected area in Argentina dedicated to the conservation of subtropical evergreen mountain rainforests known as Southern Andean Yungas.
The Costero del Sur Biosphere Reserve is located in the Province of Buenos Aires, in the southern part of the Rio de la Plata estuary on Argentina's Atlantic coast. It is situated in a humid and swampy region that comprises fertile pampas grasslands, swamps, wetlands and dry forests.
The Delta del Paraná Biosphere Reserve comprises the coastal freshwater delta of the Paraná River located just north of Buenos Aires. Predelta National Park is located at the beginning of the delta. It is an area rich in biodiversity, including species that find their southernmost limit of distribution.
El Impenetrable National Park is located in northern Argentina's Chaco Province which lies within the vast lowland plain known as the Gran Chaco. It is situated in the center of the area known as the "Impenetrable Region" due to its dense woodlands and limited waterways.
Iguazú National Park, located in the northeastern tip of Argentina, is situated on a basaltic line spanning the border with Brazil. The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is made up of many cascades producing vast sprays of water and is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
These two contiguous parks, Ischigualasto and Talampaya, in the Sierra Pampeanas, contain the most complete continental fossil record known from the Triassic Period. Six geological formations contain fossils of a wide range of ancestors of mammals, dinosaurs and plants.
Lago Puelo National Park is located in Chubut province, Argentina, within the Patagonia forest ecoregion. Due to its low elevation, geographical environment, and geologic formation, the park is home to many endemic flora species and exhibits beautiful scenery and exceptional weather.
With altitudes that can reach over 19,000 ft above sea level, the Laguna Blanca Biosphere Reserve in northwestern Argentina, features a typical arid Andean landscape, with a saline lake in a main depression and surrounding rocky formations.
The Laguna de los Pozuelos Natural Monument and Biosphere Reserve is located in the extreme north of the Argentine Province of Jujuy and is part of the highlands of the Southern Central Andes. It is identified as a conservation priority.