Biosphere Reserves 2018

The International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and Biosphere (MAB) programme designated new biosphere reserves during its 30th session on 23-28 July 2018 in Palembang, Indonesia.

Biosphere Reserves are sites of recognized importance for conservation of biological and cultural diversity. Moreover, they are learning areas for sustainable development under diverse ecological, social and economic contexts. Through the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, they exchange best practices and knowledge, cooperate on scientific research and develop solutions for sustainable development. Biosphere Reserves aim to foster positive social transformations and to work as instruments of practical implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through a voluntary engagement approach.

Mount Huangshan Biosphere Reserve, China

Mount Kumgang Biosphere Reserve, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Berbak-Sembilang Biosphere Reserve, Indonesia

Rinjani-Lombok Biosphere Reserve, Indonesia

Quirimbas Biosphere Reserve, Mozambique

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Maasheggen Biosphere Reserve, The Netherlands



Charyn Biosphere Reserve, Republic of Kazakhstan



Zhongar Biosphere Reserve, Republic of Kazakhstan



Suncheon Biosphere Reserve, Republic of Korea



Mountainous Urals Biosphere Reserve, Russian Federation



Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum Kapuas Hulu Biosphere Reserve, Indonesia



Monte Peglia Biosphere Reserve, Italy


Valle Camonica – Alto Sebino Biosphere Reserve, Italy



Lower Prut Biosphere Reserve, Moldova



Ponga Biosphere Reserve, Spain



Gombe Masito Ugalla Biosphere Reserve, Tanzania



Wadi Wurayah Biosphere Reserve, United Arab Emirates



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