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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Serranía de Macuira is a mountain range and protected area located in the middle of the La Guajira Desert on the Caribbean coast in Uribia, Colombia. Home to the indigenous Wayú, it covers most of the La Guajira Peninsula at the northernmost tip of South America.
Bahía Portete – Kaurrele National Natural Park (Colombia) The Editor Tue, 01/18/2022 - 14:21
Bahía Portete – Kaurrele National Natural Park is situated on the La Guajira Peninsula in the extreme north of Colombia, along the coast of the Caribbean Sea. It conserves important ecosystems that include sedimentary beds, seagrass meadows, coral formations, mangroves, beaches and rocky coastline.
Serra Furada State Park is located in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, protecting a densely forested mountain region that is part of the Atlantic Forest biome. The park is situated on the escarpment of the Serra Geral and covers parts of the Serra Geral and Botucatu geological formations.
Aparados da Serra National Park: Itaimbezinho Canyon (Brazil) The Editor Fri, 01/07/2022 - 20:18
Aparados da Serra National Park was created in 1959 as one of Brazil's first national parks. Located within the Serra Geral range in the south of Brazil, it contains rich biodiversity as the result of its diverse relief and of being situated at the intersection between coastal forests, grasslands and Araucaria moist forests.
São Joaquim National Park is located within the state of Santa Catarina in the south of Brazil. Located within the Serra Geral, the National Park is known for its alpine meadows and cloud forests. The terrain is very rugged and includes canyons, large caves and mountain slopes covered in native forest.
La Amistad International Park is a Transboundary Protected Area that extends along the border between Costa Rica and Panama which, along with the surrounding Biosphere Reserves, preserves a major tract of tropical forest that is known for its extraordinary biodiversity and endemism.
Talamanca Montane Forests Ecoregion (Costa Rica, Panama) The Editor Mon, 01/03/2022 - 15:04
The Talamanca Montane forests ecoregion is one of Central America's most intact habitats with very high species diversity. The ecoregion covers a discontinuous area within the highlands of northwestern Costa Rica and western Panama which is protected by numerous parks and reserves.
Costa Rican Páramo Ecoregion (Costa Rica, Panama) The Editor Mon, 12/06/2021 - 15:41
The Costa Rican páramo is a montane moist grassland and shrubland ecoregion that is found in the higher elevations of Costa Rica and western Panama, within the Cordillera de Talamanca. It is one of Central America's most intact habitats, with high biological richness.
Itatiaia National Park, located in southeastern Brazil within the Serra da Mantiqueira range, protects important remnants of the endangered Atlantic Forest in its lower elevations and the unique flora of the high mountain plains in its upper elevations.
Serra do Gandarela National Park is situated within the Espinhaço Range and harbors a remnant of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. Waters from the Serra do Gandarela feed the basin of the Das Velhas River which supplies the city of Belo Horizonte and the metropolitan region.