Photo: UNESCO/Gobierno Regional de Junín, Bosques de Neblina – Selva Central Biosphere Reserve
The World Network of Biosphere Reserves proudly welcomes 25 new biosphere reserves
UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme today added 25 new sites, one of them transboundary, in 18 countries to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, which now numbers 714 biosphere reserves in 129 countries around the globe.
The International Co-ordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) meeting online from 27 to 28 October approved these additions along with the extension or re-zoning of five existing biosphere reserves, which in most cases also led to a change in their official names.
Andorra, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Luxemburg, and Trinidad and Tobago join the MAB Network this year with the designation of their first sites: Ordino Biosphere Reserve, Fogo and Maio Biosphere Reserves, Mwali Biosphere Reserve, Minett Biosphere Reserve and North-East Tobago Biosphere Reserve.
Photo galleries of new biosphere reserves: