Ciénaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp) is located within the Zapata Peninsula on the southern coast of Cuba. Both a National Park and Biosphere Reserve, it is one of the largest and most important wetlands in the Caribbean region with a marine borderline.
Cuyo is the historical wine-producing region located in the mountainous area of central-west Argentina. Along with the city of Mendoza, some of the most popular tourist attractions in Argentina are found here, including the highest mountain massifs in the Andes.
The Juan Fernández Archipelago is a sparsely inhabited group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chile. The protected areas include the islands of Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk and Santa Clara as well as all of the smaller islets in the area.
Colonia del Sacramento is located at the tip of a short peninsula with a strategic position on the north shore of Uruguay's Río de la Plata. The Historic Quarter is a fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles. The buildings date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
The Chilean Coastal Range is a mountain range that runs from north to south along the Pacific coast of South America and parallel to the Andes Mountains. The Chilean Central Valley is the depression between the Coastal Range and the Andes Mountains.
The Mexican Plateau, also known as the Mexican Altiplano, is a large arid to semiarid plateau that occupies much of northern and central Mexico. The plateau consists of the vast Mesa del Norte (Northern Plateau) and the smaller but heavily populated Mesa Central.
The Cerrado Biosphere Reserve is characterized by the Cerrado biome, which includes dense savanna woodlands, Cerrado with twisted short trees and bushes as well as grasslands. It is located in the Brazilian states of Goiás, Tocantins, Maranhão, Piauí and the Federal District.
El Cajas National Park is located in southern Ecuador and features a tundra vegetation on a spectacular jagged landscape of hills and valleys. Home to a large variety of wildlife, it is part of the Macizo del Cajas Biosphere Reserve.
Located between the Serra da Bocaina mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, this cultural and natural landscape includes the historic center of Paraty, the island of Ilha Grande as well as four protected natural areas of the Atlantic Forest, one of the world's key biodiversity hotspots.
Nahuel Huapi National Park is dominated by the high mountain chain of the Andes and includes many lakes, rapid rivers, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and extensive forests. The largest national park in the region, it encompasses Lake Nahuel Huapí adjacent to the Chilean border.
Lake Managua (also known as Lake Xolotlán) is a lake in Nicaragua. The city of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, lies on its southwestern shore. At 1,035 sq km (400 sq mi), it is approximately 58 km (36 mi) long and 25 km (16 mi) wide.
The Pantanal Biosphere Reserve comprises the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso, Matto Grosso do Sul and a small portion of Goiás. It covers the headwaters of the rivers that make up the Pantanal region, one of the world’s most extensive wetland complexes.
Virgin Islands National Park, renowned throughout the world for its breathtaking beauty, includes steep hillsides, rocky shores, coral sand beaches, numerous bays, coral reefs, canyons of coral ledges, turtle grass beds, mangrove swamps and natural salt ponds.
The Bonaire National Marine Park is the oldest marine reserve in the world. It includes the waters around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire's reef-lined coasts. In 1999 the underwater park received the status of National Park of the Netherlands Antilles.