The Caribbean, or West Indies, is a region of the Americas that consists of several groups of islands within or bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean. The region includes more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays.
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The Tocantins River is the central fluvial artery of Brazil. The Araguaia River is also one of Brazil's major rivers and is almost equal in volume at its confluence with the Tocantins. The Araguaia-Tocantins watershed, in terms of energy production, is the second-largest in Brazil.
Turrialba Volcano is located in the easternmost part of the Central Volcanic Range and is the second-highest volcano in Costa Rica. Turrialba Volcano National Park is a part of the Central Conservation Area of Costa Rica and encompasses the area around the volcano.
Braulio Carrillo National Park is located in central Costa Rica within the volcanic Cordillera Central, in one of the areas with the steepest topography in the country. The landscape consists of densely-forested high mountains that include the Barva and Cacho Negro volcanoes, as well as canyons forged by several rivers.
The Irazú Volcano is an active stratovolcano situated in the Cordillera Central of east-central Costa Rica. A popular tourist destination, Irazú Volcano National Park is part of the Central Conservation Area of Costa Rica and encompasses the area around the volcano.
The Poás Volcano is an active stratovolcano in north-central Costa Rica that has the second-largest volcanic crater in the world. The most recent large eruption was in April 2017. The volcano is located in Poás Volcano National Park which is a part of the Cordillera Volcánica Central Biosphere Reserve.
Pico de Orizaba is an inactive stratovolcano located on the southern edge of the Mexican Plateau. The volcano, also known as Citlaltépetl, has been dormant since 1846 however, it is not considered extinct. Pico de Orizaba National Park includes the volcano along with Sierra Negra, an extinct volcano to the southwest.
Mount Pelée: Town of Saint-Pierre (Martinique) The Editor Wed, 06/01/2022 - 14:59
Mount Pelée is an active volcano located in the northern part of the island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. The volcano was the source of one of the deadliest eruptions in recorded history which destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre in 1902, once the most important city on the island.
The Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, also known as the Cordillera Neo-Volcánica and known locally as the Sierra Nevada, is located in south-central Mexico and extends east-west across the country from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. This volcanic arc contains many of the country's tallest mountain peaks.
The Sierra de Huautla Biosphere Reserve is located in the Balsas River Basin. Its rough topology varies from 2,297 to 7,349 ft above sea level and contains a wide representation of ecosystems that constitute a rich reservoir of species endemic to Mexico.
Alto Golfo de California and El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve (Mexico) The Editor Fri, 05/27/2022 - 20:47
The Alto Golfo de California and El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve comprises the Pinacate area, Gran Desierto de Altar and Bahía Adair on the Gulf of California’s border in northeastern Mexico. Geological volcanic formations and the diversity of plant associations create its special landscape.