Mount Roraima (South America)
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:50
Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateaus in South America. Its summit area is bounded on all sides by cliffs and serves as the tripoint of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. The tabletop mountains of Roraima are considered to be the oldest geological formations on Earth.
Amazon Rainforest, Amazon River and Amazon Basin (South America)
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 21:23
Sometimes simply referred to as the Amazon (or Amazonia), the Amazon Rainforest is a region in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in South America. Nine nations have some part of the Amazon within their borders.
The Brazilian Highlands are an extensive geographical region and is the main source of the nation’s abundant mineral wealth. Covering most of the eastern, southern and central portions of Brazil, the rugged highlands include steep cliffs, flat-topped plateaus, ravines, rolling hills, and rock outcrops.
Guianan Moist Forests Ecoregion (South America)
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 14:53
Located on the northeast coast of South America, the Guianan Moist Forests ecoregion is one of the largest continuous tracts of relatively pristine lowland tropical rain forest in the world. It holds a wide variety of regional biodiversity with high levels of species endemism and richness.
This Guayana Highlands ecoregion in northern South America is host to an archipelago of isolated sandstone plateaus and dramatic summits atop nearly vertical escarpments. The tepuis are the remains of the ancient sandstone tableland overlying the even more ancient granitic Guayana Shield.
The Parque Arqueológico do Solstício (Solstice Archaeological Park) is an archaeological park located in Amapá state, Brazil, near the city of Calçoene. The site contains a megalithic stone circle, colloquially known as the Amazon Stonehenge.
Atlantic Forest (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay)
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:12
Upper Paraná Atlantic Forest Ecoregion (South America)
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:58
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.
Guiana Shield (South America)
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 20:46
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 Guiana Highlands.
The Espinhaço Mountain Range represents the largest and most continuous Precambrian orogenic belt in Brazil. The extent of the Espinhaço Range Biosphere Reserve include 16 protected areas including National Parks, State Parks, State Ecological Stations and Municipal Natural Parks.