| Argentina |
Approximate area of land: 740,000 acres (300,000 hectares)
Approximate area of sea: 495,000 acres (200,000 hectares)
Estimated Carbon Storage: 318.6 million metric tonnes
Peninsula Mitre, the easternmost part of Tierra del Fuego, constitutes, along with Isla de los Estados, the southern extreme of the Andean Mountains. This remote area is beautiful and wild, and isolated due to the lack of public infrastructure and difficult access. The Peninsula is characterized by massive peatlands that store the largest carbon stock in the country, and by forests that are still mostly pristine. It is home to the endemic Andean Fox subspecies, Ruddy-Headed Goose, and the endangered Southern River Otter and Marine Otter, as well as 83 species of birds. The objective of this project is to protect roughly 740,000 acres (300,000 hectares) of land as well as 495,000 acres (200,000 hectares) of the surrounding sea.