UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme

Assessing Ecosystem Services in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

The presentation can be found in PDF format below in both English and French Assessing Ecosystem Services in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves_EN Évaluation des services écosystémiques dans les réserves de biosphère de l’UNESCO_FR Through the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Liette Vasseur, UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability at Brock University and Robert Siron from Ouranos produced a… read more »

Vindelälven-Juhttátahkka Biosphere Reserve

Country Sweden Region/Province or State Norrbotten and Västerbotten county Web Address Vindelalvenjuhtadahka Date founded 2019 Size (hectares) 1 329 118 Distinguishing features Located in the Arctic, Vindelälven-Juhttátahkka straddles two biogeographical regions as defined by the European Union: theAlpine and Boreal regions. Main industries (in terms of employment) Forestry, service/commerce, tourism, reindeer husbandry, energy production and… read more »

Amazing Places

The Fundy Biosphere Reserve is home to so many amazing places, we made a web series to highlight some of the incredible natural features! This series of short nature documentaries features amazing hiking destinations in the Fundy Biosphere Reserve:     1 – Mary’s Point Visit Mary’s Point & Johnson’s Mills and see millions of… read more »

Hawaiian Islands Biosphere Reserve

Country United States of America Region/State Hawaii Web Address https://www.georgewrightsociety.org/conservation Date Founded 1980 Size (hectares) 99545 Distinguishing Features Mixed island system High biodiversity Many invasive species Main Industries (in terms of employment) Tourism and recreation Agriculture Hawaiian Islands Biosphere Reserve The Hawaiian Islands Biosphere Reserve was established on the islands of Maui and Hawai’i in… read more »

Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere Area

INTRODUCTION From the outermost skerry, where the ocean swell washes like the planet’s own heartbeats onto the rocks, across heaths and straits, infields and outfields, knolls and hillocks all the way to where the landscape climbs steeply up towards the mountains, and farm stands behind farm all the way to the sky, Nordhordland is Norway… read more »

Twinning Agreement between the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network and the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network

Twinning Agreement between the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network and the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network Brian Houseal and Kelly Cerialo February 2020. In October 2019 at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network (CABN), a Twinning Agreement with the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network (FABN) was signed by their respective Co-Chairs(1) and endorsed by participating USNPS… read more »

Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve

Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve Administrative details Country: United States of America Name of BR: Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve Year designated: 1989 Administrative authorities: (7.6) Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Adirondack Park Agency, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, US Forest Service Name Contact: Co-coordinators: Brian L. Houseal, Kelly Cerialo Contact address: Houseal Cerialo Tel: 518-962-2677 518-327-6387… read more »