Biosphere Reserves Network

The Biosphere Reserves are limited zones in the interior of the countries. They are dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity, to the promotion of sustainable development, and to the maintenance of cultural values associated to the use of biological resources. They are internationally recognized by the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB). The Brazilian Biophsere Reserves Network was created in 1995. It is coordinated by the Ministry of Environment. The network has six biosphere reserves: Mata Atlântica including São Paulo greenbelt, Pantanal, Central Amanzonia, Cerrado, Caatinga, and Espinhaço Mountain Range.

MAB networks in Latin America:

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