Diversity and contrasts. Two words that define perfectly well this great South American country; the eight largest in the World. Argentina nestled between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south, hosts one of the greatest ecosystems with 3 oceanic and 15 continental zones. It is ranked as the 9th most biocapable country in the world and is home to over 1,000 bird species (16 endemic), 375 mammal species and 9,000 flora species. Habitats so diverse as the Pampas’ grasslands, the vast Patagonian steppes, dense tropical rainforests on the Northeast, the enormous Ibera Marshlands, the Altiplano or Andean Plateau, the extensive Andean Range and a vast Patagonian Ice Cap.