Costa Rica

UNESCO Chair in biosphere reserves and natural and mixed world heritage sites (842), established in 2009 at the University for International Cooperation, San José (Costa Rica). 

Fields / Disciplines

Biosphere reserves and natural and mixed world heritage sites

Objectives

  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of biosphere reserves and natural and mixed world heritage sites. It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Costa Rica and elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in other regions of the world.

The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • strengthen the technical and scientific capacities of managers of biosphere reserves and natural and mixed world heritage sites;
  • systematize information facilitating the process of decision-making, technical assistance, communication and research on biosphere reserves and natural and mixed world heritage sites;
  • establish means of communication and exchange of experiences among biosphere reserves and natural and mixed world heritage sites; and
  • disseminate information on biosphere reserves and natural and mixed world heritage sites.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector / Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, Culture, UNESCO San José

Contact

Mr Eduard Müller Castro, Universidad de Cooperación Internacional
Rector
E-Mail address - info(at)uci.ac.cr
Work Phone - (506) 2283-6464
Fax - (506) 2280-8433
Street - Barrio Escalante, 200 metros al este y 150 metros al Norte de la Rotonda El Faro
City - San José
Postal Code - A.P. 504-2050
Country - Costa Rica
Websitehttp://www.uci.ac.cr