South America

Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site, Brazil The Editor Fri, 07/14/2017 - 20:56
Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site is located in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and encompasses the entirety of Jornal do Comércio Square. It is in the former harbor area of Rio de Janeiro in which the old stone wharf was built for the landing of enslaved Africans reaching the South American continent from 1811 onward.

Laguna de los Pozuelos Natural Monument and Biosphere Reserve, Argentina

The Laguna de los Pozuelos Natural Monument and Biosphere Reserve is located in the extreme north of the Argentine Province of Jujuy at 3,600 m (11,800 ft) above sea level and is part of the highlands of the Southern Central Andes. Laguna de los Pozuelos qualified as a site of international importance for hosting more than 100,000 shorebirds per year.

Patagonia Azul Biosphere Reserve, Argentina

The Patagonia Azul Biosphere Reserve is located in the south of Argentina on the coast of the Chubut province. The reserve encompasses a coastal area with the greatest biodiversity on the Argentinean coastline. It also includes important breeding, feeding and migration sites of different species of birds and mammals and hosts the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world, accounting for almost 40% of the global population.
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador The Editor Wed, 05/17/2017 - 04:01

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from continental Ecuador, these 19 islands (Archipiélago de Colón) and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique 'living museum and showcase of evolution.' Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a 'melting pot' of marine species.