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The Online Encyclopedia for UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve

         Country United States of America        Region/Province/ or State California        Web Address https://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/goldengatebiosphere.html        Date Founded 1988        Size (hectares) 7,251,969        Distinguishing Features Northern California coastline and waters extending 200 nautical miles west in the Pacific Ocean.        Main Industries (in terms of employment) tourism, fishery, agriculture   Situated in North-Central California, the Golden Gate Biosphere represents a… read more »

EuroMAB 2021

Biosphere Reserve Nockberge and Austria has officially applied to UNESCO and been awarded the contract to host EuroMAB in September 2021. More information will follow as plans develop. But for now, check out the beauty of the biosphere, it may be all the inspiration you need to join us in 2021!   Travel Information The… read more »

Zero Plastic Working Group

A short introduction From the first steps taken with the island of Lanzarote and Marine Sciences For Society 10 years ago, the Zero Plastic Working Group was launched in May 2018 during the World Network of Island and Coastal BR meeting in Menorca. Now, following the Dublin Commitment made during the April 2019 EuroMAB Conference,… read more »

Marine Management in North Devon

North Devon Biosphere, commissioned as a pilot by UK government, is testing new approaches to applying Natural Capital approaches to managing the marine environment. The work is funded through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The work encompasses surveying the marine habitats in the area, understanding the state of the  natural capital and the ecosystem… read more »

A Project Proposal for Further Interactive Science Atlas Development Including Coastal Marine and Greater Nova Scotia Coverage (1)2019-2021

Introduction The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve  “Interactive Science Atlas” is a web-based software application providing unique access to georeferenced maps and information for scientists, planners, students, stakeholders, and landowners using computers and portable internet devices. The project to develop the Interactive Science Atlas began in 2016 with the collaboration of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve… read more »

ElectriVillage – an initiative for sustainable transport solutions in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Lake Vänern Archipelago

The Municipality of Mariestad is one of the founders of Biosphere Reserve Lake Vänern Archipelago. Inspired by the UNESCO designation and the mission to be a model region of sustainable development, Mariestad Municipality has started to explore how they can convert their fleet of vehicles to fossil fuel free, locally produced energy. ElectriVillage is a… read more »

Kenwith Valley National Flood Risk Management

Background The Kenwith Valley has been identified as a catchment that would benefit from NFM measures, and has the advantage of being analogous to other rapid response catchment in uplands. The project will work with landowners to develop measures identified through desk studies completed, that include the EA NFM mapping products. The project will deliver… read more »

UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme in 1970. UNESCO’s MAB Strategy 2015-2025 ensures that all 686 biosphere reserves within the world network are working collectively on four common strategic objectives: Conserve biodiversity, restore and enhance ecosystem services and foster sustainable use of natural resources;… read more »

East Vättern Scarp Landscape Biosphere Reserve

       Country Sweden        Region/Province/ or State Jönköping        Web Address https://www.ostravatterbranterna.se        Date Founded 2012        Size (hectares) 105,520        Distinguishing Features The biosphere reserve contains several deep lakes. Of these, Lake Vättern is Sweden’s largest cold water lake, and the fifth largest lake in Europe        Main Industries (in terms of employment) tourism, hunting, fishery, agriculture, silviculture, commerce   Our… read more »