Latin American Conservation Science Support

¿Habla español? Click aquí para más información del sobre nuestro proyecto de áreas silvestres y su biodiversidad en América del Sur.

Many of the premier biodiversity hotspots on the planet are found in Latin America. PBI is working in coordination with  conservation partners in Latin America to promote biodiversity conservation. If your organization is interested in partnering with PBI, please contact us.

Latin American ConservationFind out about our office and team in Argentina

Latin American ConservationFind out about our South America Wildlands and Biodiversity Project

Latin American ConservationRead about some of the endangered and threatened species we are working to protect

Latin American ConservationLearn more about citizen science volunteer work mapping South American Wildlands

Latin American ConservationYou can join one of our South America Wildlands and Biodiversity Expeditions!

Explore some of our first webmaps of large wildland complexes in Argentina and Chile

webmap icon Area Silvestre Sierra de Famatina - Ojos del Salado and beyond

webmap icon Area Silvestre Rio Parana Norte - a wetland wilderness

webmap icon Area Silvestre Laguna Blanca to Nevados de Cachi and beyond

webmap icon Area Silvestre Valle de Fiambala to Volcan Llullaillaco and beyond

(Click here to learn more about PBI Webmaps)

Learn more about large wildland complexes in South America

Pacific Biodiversity Institute has produced the first map showing all of the roadless areas in South America. This map offers a preliminary assessment and will be refined throughout the project.The roadless areas may include some small indigenous communities and their ancestral farms, but they are not densely populated and are not connected to the outside world by roads. These maps illustrate roadless areas over 1 million hectares. In these South American wildlands, the planet's biodiversity reaches its maximum expression. That is why we call it “biota maxima.”

Preliminary Map of South America Wildlands

Read some of our preliminary reports covering some of the BIG WILD areas of Argentina and Chile:

* Area Silvestre Sierra de Famatina to Ojos del Salado and beyond in Argentina and Chile (PDF).

* Area Silvestre Laguna Blanca to Nevados de Cachi and beyond in Argentina (PDF).

Explore the Bosques de Zapallar in Chile through this Web Photo Album.

Learn about the work that PBI and intern Orfa Rodriquez did mapping Important Bird Areas in Ecuador

PBI's earlier work in South America included assistance to Parques Para Chile with a proposed expansion of the Araucaria Biosphere Reserve and assistance to Fundacion Lahuen in the establishment of Parque National Isla Magdalena in southern Chile through involvement in a rapid ecological assessment that provided the scientific basis for the Park.

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