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 Laguna Oca y Herraduras del Río Paraguay Biosphere Reserve is located along a meandering bend of the Paraguay River near the city of Formosa, in northern Argentina. The area of the reserve constitutes part of the Paraguay River floodplain and includes the Oca Lagoon.
The Sierra del Carmen is the northernmost section of the eastern Sierra Madre range, a so-called "sky island" with ridges and peaks that rise from the base of the Chihuahuan Desert. Part of the Sierra del Carmen is protected within the Maderas del Carmen Biosphere Reserve.
The Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve is a protected natural area in Hidalgo state, Mexico. It is known for its dramatic scenery of steep cliffs and deep winding canyons and its distinctive flora and fauna.
Huaca Pucllana is an archaeological site in the form of an adobe and clay pyramid and ceremonial center, located in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru. It has become one of the main tourist attractions of Metropolitan Lima and the most investigated archaeological site in the city.
Tayrona National Natural Park is located in the Caribbean natural region along the northern coast of Colombia. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta as they meet the coast of the Caribbean Sea, it is Colombia's second most visited National Park.
Lake Enriquillo is a hypersaline lake located in the southwestern region of the Dominican Republic. Lago Enriquillo and Isla Cabritos National Park comprise the lake and the island at its center. Las Caritas is a collection of Indian inscriptions in a rock formation.
The Nahá-Metzabok Biosphere Reserve is located in southeastern Mexico, in the state of Chiapas. Located in the northeastern Chiapas Highlands, the reserve protects montane rainforests, pine-oak forests, and natural lakes within the Lacandón Forest region.
Puna is a cold, high-elevation grassland region of the montane grasslands and shrublands biome. It is prevalent in the central Andes from northern Peru through western Bolivia into northern Chile and Argentina. Much of the region lies on the Altiplano Plateau.
Jaú National Park is the largest forest reserve in all of South America, located in the state of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil. Containing the entire Jaú River basin, it covers three major rivers: the Jaú River, the Unini River, and the Carabinani River. It is part of the Central Amazon Conservation Complex.
Anavilhanas National Park protects the environment of the Anavilhanas Archipelago in the Rio Negro, one of the largest in the world. Anavilhanas, the world’s second-largest fluvial archipelago is part of the Central Amazon Conservation Complex, the largest protected area in the Amazon Basin.