Tierra del Fuego National Park is located on the western half of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego in an area known for its biological richness. It stretches from the Beagle Channel to the shores of Lago Kami at the southernmost point of Argentine Patagonia.
Protected Areas in South America
Tumucumaque Mountains National Park, the world's largest tropical forest national park, is situated in the Amazon Rainforest, bordering French Guyana and Suriname. It is part of the Amapá Biodiversity Corridor and is one of only a few forests still unaltered by humans.
Located in the higher parts of Bolivia, with the Peruvian border making up its western boundary, the Ulla-Ulla Biosphere Reserve contains a combination of ecological formations including high plateau, tundra, high cordillera, mountains, lakes, river headwaters and a permanent snow zone.
Utría National Natural Park contains diverse flora and fauna in a lush, mountainous rain forest environment with some of the highest rainfall in the world. Located on the Pacific coast of Colombia, the park overlaps indigenous territory and includes fishing villages along the coast.
Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile's first, comprises some of the most sensational scenery in the Lake District: the emerald Lago Todos Los Santos, the thundering turquoise waters of the Saltos de Petrohué and the imposing peaks of the area’s three main volcanoes.
Villarrica National Park is located in the Andes, in the La Araucanía and Los Ríos regions of Chile. The park protects Valdivian temperate rain forest habitat. A popular hiking destination, highlights are the volcanoes: Villarrica, Quetrupillán and Lanín.
The Yabotí Biosphere Reserve is located in the Misiones province of northeastern Argentina. The reserve is part of the Misiones Rainforest Corridor, within the Amazon Rainforest region, which is home to some of the most traditional villages of the Guaraní peoples.
Yacurí National Park is located in Ecuador, bordering the provinces of Loja and Zamora Chinchipe. The protected area contains a variety of ecosystems, over 46 high altitude lakes, a number of endangered species as well as archaeological ruins and petroglyphs.
Yasuní National Park and Biosphere Reserve is situated within the Amazonian region of northern Ecuador. Arguably the most biologically diverse spot on earth, it occupies an area within the claimed ancestral territory of the Huaorani indigenous people.
Yendegaia National Park is located in the Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region of extreme southern Chile, within the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. The Darwin Range and Lake Fagnano frame its pristine landscapes.