Amazon Basin

WHS located within the Amazon Basin, the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. See map.

Connected Sites

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Central Amazon Conservation Complex "the largest protected area in the Amazon Basin" (OUV)
Central Suriname Nature Reserve "Although the area of the CSNR is not within the Amazonian watershed, it is mostly covered with Amazon basin vegetation(e.g. Hylea amazonica) and is within the phytogeographic limits of Amazonia." (IUCN)
Chavin At the headwaters of the Marañón River, a tributary of the Amazon
Chiribiquete National Park located in the Colombian Amazon
Huascaran National Park The waters on the East side of Huascaran NP drain into the Rio Maranon - a tributary of the Amazon
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is set above the Urubamba river. The Urubamba (also called Vilcanota and Wilcamayu) joins the Apurimac which joins the Ucayali which joins the Amazon!! The Apurimac is considered the source of the Amazon.
Manu National Park "the meeting point of the Tropical Andes and the Amazonian lowland forests" (OUV)
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park "The National Park is one of the largest (1,523,000 ha) and most intact parks in the Amazon Basin." (official description)
Qhapaq Ñan
Sangay National Park "Major rivers drain eastwards into the Amazon Basin"
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca "The dominant features of the city's geography are also the source of its name in Spanish: the four rivers of Cuenca (meaning a basin made by a confluence of rivers). These rivers are the Tomebamba (named after the Inca culture), Yanuncay, Tarqui and Machangara, in order of importance. .... These four rivers are part of the Amazon river watershed" (Wiki)


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