A great, virtually untouched area of montane rainforests in NW Argentina.
1974; 72,439 ha.
(There is a complementary area in the region which is in the process of
becoming a national park).
2. MONUMENTO NATURAL
LAGUNA DE LOS POZUELOS
Puna wetland where there is a rich, varied and spectacular bird fauna.
This includes three species of flamingo, two of which are endangered.
1981, 15,000 ha. Declared a RAMSAR site in 1994
3. CALILEGUA NATIONAL
Going from 500 to 3000 metres elevation the variety of vegetation in the
mountains passes through many types including cloud forest, alder woods
and high mountain pasture. It also protects the sources of irrigation
for the valley agriculture.
1980; 76,320 ha.
4. EL REY NATIONAL PARK
Surrounded by a horseshoe of mountains the variety of woodlands goes from
Chaco to high montane and is home to a wide variety of fauna.
1948; 44,162 ha
5. LOS CARDONES
Dominated by the huge cactuses of the Pre-puna, the vegetation of this
park is mostly sparse and bushy, very interesting and scenic.
1996; 64,000 ha.
6. PARQUE NACIONAL CAMPO DE LOS ALISOS
From basal forest to over 5000 metres elevation, here the Aconquija range
displays the enormous variety of its vegetation; many of the species are
1995; 10,661 ha.
7. FORMOSA NATURAL
Dry chaco woods here offer refuge to the threatened fauna of the region
- anteaters, giant armadillo and the palo santo tree.
1968; 9,005 ha.
8. RIO PILCOMAYO
Marshes interspersed with woodland and grasses are typical of the wet
chaco, home to the manned wolf.
1951; 47,000 ha - a RAMSAR site since 1994
9. CHACO NATIONAL
A last remnant of the legendary quebracho woods of the Gran Chaco.
1954; 15,000 ha
10. COLONIA BENITEZ RESERVE
A small relic of the easternmost chaco woods, of historical interest since
this was the area set aside by the well-known Augusto Schultz, highly
respected botanist of the region.
1990; 7 ha
Over five decades of rational management of the grasslands, woods and
marshes here by Troels Pedersen, end happily with his donation for the
creation of the first Corrientes national park.
1997, 15.060 ha.
12. IGUAZU NATIONAL
The exuberant Misiones rainforests are the surroundings of the wonderful
Iguazu waterfalls, a world-renown attraction.
1934; 67,620 ha. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984.
13. SAN ANTONIO RESERVE
A remnant of the once extensive Parana araucaria woods survive only here
and in a few provincial reserves.
14. SAN GUILLERMO RESERVE
The southernmost part of the Puna here has the largest population of vicuñas
in the country; the species was once nearly extinct and is of great interest
for its "wool".
1998; 170,000 ha. This is the nucleus of a Biosphere reserve.
15. SIERRA DE LAS QUIJADAS NATIONAL PARK
A red sandstone depression of great scenic attractions, Quijadas conserves
the fauna and flora of the area and paleontological deposits of great
1991; 150,000 ha
16. TALAMPAYA NATIONAL
As well as the famous Talampaya canyon, this park contains fossils of
dinosaurs of great interest.
1997; 215,000ha. Declared a World Heritage Site in 2000
17. EL LEONCITO
Protection of the semi-arid areas at the base of the cordillera ensures
clear skies for the two astronomical observatories in the park.
1994; 76,000 ha
18. LIHUEL CALEL
An isolated outcrop of hills rising from the surrounding flats was the
natural oasis for human occupation from time immemorial.
1977; 9,901 ha.
19. QUEBRADA DEL
CONDORITO NATIONAL PARK
High Sierra habitat with endemic life forms which is also home to a population
of andean condors frequenting the well-known canyon.
1996; 37,000 ha
20. EL PALMAR NATIONAL
A representative sample of the once extensive palm groves is the main
attraction of this park.
1966; 8,500 ha
21. PRE-DELTA NATINAL
The interesting wildlife of the delta of the Paraná river in a
network of channels and islands - a rich Biodiversity. Declared part of
a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000
1991; 2458 ha
22. OTAMENDI NATURAL
In the most developed and densely populated region of the country, here
is an opportunity to see the wildlife of the area - an educational opportunity
1990; 3000 ha
23. LANIN NATIONAL
The last remnants of the Araucaria woods here stand guard over the approaches
to the Lanin volcano.
1937; 379,000 ha
24. NAHUEL HUAPI
The first national park of the country is still the attraction it always
was, and is home to endangered species.
25. LOS ARRAYANES
A pure stand of the singular Arrayan tree offers one of the most captivating
experiences of the southern woods.
1971; 1840 ha
26. LAGO PUELO NATIONAL
The dampest and most lush portion of the patagonian woods here growing
on Argentine territory.
1971; 23,700 ha
27. LOS ALERCES
Pristine woods and spectacular lakes where the Lahuan ("Alerce")
grows. Threatened as a species for its valuable wood, these thousand-year
old trees are majestic.
1937; 263,000 ha
28. PERITO MORENO
The wonderfully blue lakes highlight the imposing mountains covered in
southern woods, bordered by the patagonian steppe, habitat for the survival
of the huemul.
1937; 115,000 ha
29. LOS GLACIARES
The Moreno glacier which grinds into Lago Argentino is one of the most
powerful natural spectacles of the country.
1937; 717,800 ha. A World Heritage Site.