World Heritage Sites in South America

Archipiélago de Colón: Galápagos Islands, World Heritage Site (Ecuador) The Editor Sat, 07/27/2019 - 18:26
The Archipiélago de Colón (Galápagos Islands) are volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, roughly 600 miles west of continental Ecuador. The archipelago is known for its large number of endemic species and was studied by Charles Darwin during the second voyage of HMS Beagle.

Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves, World Heritage Site (Brazil)

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.

Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks, World Heritage Site (Brazil)

The site of the Cerrado Protected Areas includes the Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks, located in the Brazilian central plateau in the State of Goias. Both parks help protect the Cerrado biome, one of the oldest and most diverse ecosystems in the world.