SIERRA DE LA CULATA - PÁRAMO DE PIEDRAS BLANCAS (VE-CPB)

The site is located within the Sierra La Culata National Park (created in 1986), in Merida State (western Venezuela), in the central Páramo core of the Merida Mountain Range, within the high Andean Páramo ecoregion.

SIERRA NEVADA DE MÉRIDA - PÁRAMO DE GAVIDIA (VE-GSN)

The site is located within La Sierra Nevada de Merida National Park (created in 1952), in the Merida State (western Venezuela). It is located in the central core of paramos of the Merida Mountain Range, within the Andean páramo (alpine belt) and high Andean or superpáramo (subnival belt) ecoregions.

PARQUE NACIONAL NATURAL EL COCUY (CO-CCY)

The site is located between the departments of Boyacá, Arauca and Casanare. It is located in the Sierra Nevada de Güicán, Chita or Cocuy, a mountainous formation located on the north of the Eastern Cordillera, within the páramo ecoregion.

RESERVA ECOLÓGICA EL ÁNGEL (EC-ANG)

The site Reserva Ecológica El Angel is located in the province of Carchi, in the northern highlands of Ecuador. It is located in the western mountain range within the giant rosette and herbaceous paramo biome.

COMPLEJO VOLCÁNICO PICHINCHA – CORDILLERA OCCIDENTAL (EC-PIC)

Located in the western paramos of Quito that are part of the Chocó Andean Biosphere Reserve. Two of the four summits of the Gloria target site are located inside the Yanacocha Private Reserve. The remaining two are part of the Eastern Flank Protective Forest of Pichincha.

RESERVA ECOLÓGICA ANTISANA (EC-ANT)

The Reserva Ecológica Antisana site is located in the province of Pichincha, outside the western boundary of Reserva Ecológica Antisana. It is located in the eastern cordillera, 45 km east of Quito within the paramo biome.

EL ALTAR (EC-EAL)

The site El Altar is located on the volcano of the same name in the Parque Nacional Sangay, in the center of Ecuador in the province of Chimborazo. It is located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes within the paramo biome.

PARQUE NACIONAL PODOCARPUS (EC-PNP)

The site is located in the shrubby and herbaceous paramo area of the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes, Cajanuma sector in southern Ecuador, in the provinces of Loja and Zamora Chinchipe. It is part of the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The total area evaluated is 6136 m2 with low anthropic intervention.

PÁRAMOS DE PACAIPAMPA (PE-PAC)

The site is located within the Forest Environmental Conservation Area of Cachica and San Pablo, Pacaipampa, in the northeast of the province of Ayabaca. It is located in the western part of the Andes Mountains of Piura, in the paramo biome.

CORDILLERA DE VILCANOTA - LAGUNA DE SIBINACOCHA (PE-SIB)

The pilot site Cordillera de Vilcanota – Laguna de Sibinacocha is located in the Southern Peruvian Andes, Department of Cusco. It corresponds to the mesophytic Puna biome.

ÁREA NATURAL MANEJO INTEGRADO APOLOBAMBA (BO-APL)

The monitoring site in the Área Natural de Manejo Integrado Apolobamba is located in the western end of the department of La Paz, within the protected area of the same name. It is located in the mountainous region of Apolobamba, within the biome of the mesophytic puna. 

PARQUE NACIONAL TUNI CONDORIRI (BO-TUC)

The monitoring site Parque Nacional Tuni Condoriri is located in the department of La Paz. It is located in the Cordillera Real de Los Andes of Bolivia within the biome of the mesophytic puna.

PARQUE NACIONAL SAJAMA (BO-SAJ)

The pilot site Parque Nacional Sajama National is located in the northwest of the department of Oruro. It is located in the Western Cordillera of the Andes in Bolivia, in the border area with Chile, within the biome of the xerophytic puna.

MONUMENTO NATURAL ABRA DEL ACAY (AR-ANS)

The Monumento Natural Abra del Acay is located on the western slope of the homonimous Nevado, within the high Andean and Xerofitic Puna biomes, in Salta province.

PARQUE PROVINCIAL CUMBRES CALCHAQUÍES (AR-CUC)

The monitoring site Parque Provincial Cumbres Calchaquíes is located in the NW Tucumán province. It is located in the homonymous mountain range, forming a great high plateau over 4000 m of elevation, surrounded by peaks of up to 4800 m with predominance of the high Andean biome.

SIERRA DE FAMATINA (AR-FAM)

The Sierra de Famatina, with a maximum height of c. 6100 m, is the highest extra-Andean mountain in South America. It is a massif belonging to the Sierras Pampeanas, geologically distinct and isolated from the Andes, and considerably older.

RESERVA NACIONAL RÍO CLARILLO (CH-MEA)

The site is located within the Reserva Nacional Rio Clarillo, created as National Reserve in 1982, by DS No. 19 of the Ministry of Agriculture, and is currently in the process of being reclassified as a National Park, following the signing of a presidential decree in August 2020.

SANTA CRUZ (AR-SCP)

The Santa Cruz monitoring site is located in the center-west of the Santa Cruz province in Southern Argentina. It is located on the eastern slopes and the high and cold plateaus of the Patagonian Andes, within the high Andean and southern Patagonian biomes.

TIERRA DEL FUEGO (AR-TDF)

The site is located in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands (South Patagonia, Argentina). It is located in the Andean-Patagonian Forest Biome, on one of the foothills of the Andes, with elevations that vary between 110 and just over 860 m asl.