Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)
South America is one of the richest sub-continents in terms of cultural and biological diversity; including indigenous people with strong historical ties to the region's ecosystems. Protected and conserved areas have long been a successful management tool to conserve biodiversity, and without them, the global loss of biodiversity would likely be even greater.SCROLL ▾
Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Each reserve promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.
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