Pinnacles National Park (United States) – Pinnacle National Park's 32 miles of trail are filled with bizarre rock spires and charming wildflowers, which are pollinated by 400 species of bees.
Patagonia Park (Chile) – More than a decade in the making, Patagonia Park recently opened to the public as a "private park in progress." This 660,000-acre reserve is on its way to becoming one of the largest new national parks of the 21st century, featuring reinvigorated populations of pumas, condors and endangered huemul deer.
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument – Twice the size of Texas, the Pacific Remote Islands is the largest marine reserve in the world. It's said to hold a large number of undersea mountains with corals that provide a habitat for underwater life like tuna, turtles, manta ray and sharks.
Wakhan National Park (Afghanistan) – The Afghanistan government set up the Wakhan National Park to protect not only the landscape and its population of rare snow leopards, but also the traditional way of life practiced by the Wakhi and Kyrgyz communities within its borders.
Sable Island National Reserve (Canada) – Sable Island National Reserve is home to six permanent residents and more than 500 free-roaming Sable Island Horses. Its shores welcome more than 50,000 gray seals.
Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve (British Overseas Territory) – The goal of the Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve is to protect the wealth of the ocean from illegal fishing activities and safeguard endemic species like butterfly fish and squirrelfish, among others.
Kimberley National Park (Australia) – The new Kimberley National Park will become the biggest national park in Australia. The once off-limits Mitchell Plateau is expected to be the jewel in the crown this reserve, with significant biological diversity and spectacular gorges dotted with waterfalls.