About Argentina

Upsala Glacier Los Glaciares National Park, Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, Argentina. UNESCO World ... rel=
Upsala Glacier Los Glaciares National Park, Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, Argentina. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
© WWF-Canon / Michel GUNTHER

About the country

Argentina is the second largest country in South America with a population of 37 million. It is nestled between Chile and Uruguay and faces the South Atlantic Ocean. The Argentine landscape is composed of rich plains, rolling plateaus, rugged mountains, and tropical forests. Argentina stretches from the highest peak in South America, Cerro Aconcagua, to the lowest point on the continent, the Valdes peninsula.

Eight of the Global 200 ecoregions - regions identified by WWF as globally important and in need of immediate conservation - fall within Argentine territory: Atlantic Forests, Central Andean Dry Puna, Central Andean Yungas, High Andean Lakes, Patagonian Southwest Atlantic, Patagonian Steppe, Upper Paraná Rivers and Streams, and Valdivian Temperate Rainforests / Juan Fernandez Islands.

WWF is currently concentrating its efforts in the Atlantic Forests, Patagonian Southwest Atlantic, and Valdivian Temperate Rainforests / Juan Fernandez Islands ecoregions.

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