Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Diana Hernandez, Cacti (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on one of our fave places in Mexico: the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/YYLUe3vEntUvky3f7 July 2, 2018 the 42WHC added this park to the World Heritage List. Wikipedia: The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve is a protected natural area located in southeastern Mexico. Its name derives from its two …

Biosphere

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) A biosphere reserve is an area proposed by its residents, ratified by a national committee, and designated by UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) program, which demonstrates innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature. The idea was proposed by Mexican scientist Enrique Beltran at the First World Conference …

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Craig James, Near Muyil (Some rights reserved) South of tourism hotspots Cancún and Tulum lies the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Sian Ka’an is Mayan for ‘where the sky is born.’ Such poetic language perfectly suits this lovely reserve, which comprises tropical forests, wetlands, reefs and a beautiful Caribbean coast. Most travelers head to Punta …

Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Pinacate Biosphere Reserve The Pinacate Reserve and the abutting Gran Desierto de Altar Reserve are less than a day’s drive from the U.S.-Mexico border. Together, the two contiguous reserves protect the sea, coast, and inland desert. Closure: As of March 2020 access to the craters is closed due to problems with the local ejido …

Sian Ka’an Links

Photo: Valerie Hukalo, View from the boat (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Elsewhere on the WebTrip Advisor: Biosphere Reserve-Sian Ka’anmexicancaribbean.travel/maya-kaan Embedded Tweets WikipediaSian Ka’an Planeta.com

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos (Used with permission) Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the …

World Network of Biosphere Reserves, 2017 Status Report

Poster: Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve Publisher’s Note: We are editing and adding links to UNESCO Press Release The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme meeting in Paris has added 23 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including four that straddle national boundaries. These additions were made during the MAB …

Roadmap for the Man and the Biosphere Programme (2017)

Report Cover A New Roadmap for the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves including:MAB Strategy (2015-2025)Lima Action Plan (2016-2025)Lima Declaration From the introduction: The 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves took place from March 14-17 2016 in Lima, Peru. It was organized by the Secretariat of the MAB …