The Laguna Blanca National Park and Biosphere Reserve is a typical treeless Patagonian steppe and contains the Laguna Blanca, a saline lake. The area is of particular interest for its birds and was established to protect the black-necked swan.
The West Indies is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean in the Caribbean that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagos: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago.
The "selva parananese" or Upper Paraná Atlantic Forest is an ecoregion of the tropical moist forests biome and the South American Atlantic Forest biome. The ecoregion stretches across the borders of southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina.
Located in eastern Paraguay, the Itaipu Biosphere Reserve covers a surface area of almost 2.5 million acres. It comprises an area of semi-deciduous subtropical forest and is one of the most important ecosystems for the conservation of biological diversity on a global scale.
The Riacho Teuquito Biosphere Reserve is located in the Province of Formosa, in the Chaqueña Region, in the northeastern part of Argentina. The Biosphere Reserve belongs to the Chaco biogeographical region.
The Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Cuatrociénegas (or Cuatro Ciénegas) is an arid zone, with around 500 water bodies of varied shapes and shades of blue, surrounded by mountains where unique species of this region have developed.
The Ñacuñan Biosphere Reserve is located in the Argentine Province of Mendoza, in the plains at the foot of the Andes. The area consists of semi-arid upland grasslands, shrubby steppe and matorral, as well as shrubby and herbaceous woodlands and wetlands.
Mesoamerica (Central/North America)
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Mesoamerica, which literally means "middle America" in Greek, is a historical and cultural region in North America. It extends from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica.
Guiana Shield (South America)
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The Guiana Shield is one of the three cratons of the South American Plate. It is a 1.7 billion-year-old Precambrian geological formation in northeast South America that forms a portion of the northern coast. The higher elevations on the shield are called the Guyanan Highlands.
The Chocó-Darién moist forests ecoregion extend along most of the Pacific coast of Colombia and extend north into Panama along the Caribbean coast. They are bounded to the east by the Andes. The region has extremely high rainfall, and the forests hold great biodiversity.