The Los Alerces National park is located in the Andes of northern Patagonia in Argentina. It has a western boundary which coincides with the Chilean border. Successive glaciations have molded the landscape in the region creating spectacular features such as moraines, glacial cirques and clear-water lakes.
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.
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.