The Bosques de Neblina - Selva Central Biosphere Reserve is located in the Amazon basin of central Peru, in a transition zone between the eastern slopes of the Andes and the Amazon. Harboring four emblematic Peruvian ecosystems, it is home to a high level of biological and cultural diversity.
Protected Areas in South America
The Bosques de Paz Transboundary Biosphere Reserve includes seasonally dry forests that form the heart of the Endemic Region of Tumbes, one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. The reserve was formed by the joining of two existing biosphere reserves in Ecuador and Peru.
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 Southern Atlantic submarine ridge forms the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Rocas Atoll off the coast of Brazil which represents a large proportion of the island surface of the South Atlantic. Their waters are important for the breeding and feeding of tuna, shark and marine mammals.
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.
Cabo de Hornos National Park is the world's southernmost national park, located 12 hours by boat from Puerto Williams in the southern headland of Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile; the only place in the world where the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Cabo Orange National Park is located in Amapá state, on the coastline of northern Brazil and close to the border with French Guiana. The park is characterized by flooded grasslands, unique in the Amazon region, as well as by mangroves, which act as "fish nurseries."
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 rain forests known as Southern Andean Yungas.
Campos Amazônicos National Park is located in northwestern Brazil. It stretches through the state of Amazonas, crossing into the neighboring states of Rondônia and Mato Grosso. It is part of an ecological corridor intended to contain agricultural expansion into the central Amazon.
Campos Gerais National Park is located in the south-central region of the state of Paraná in southern Brazil. The terrain here is rugged. The area's relief contains escarpments, canyons, faults and cracks, hills, caves, underground drains and depressions.