Ordesa-Vinamala (Spain)

First designated in 1977, this was one of the first Spanish biosphere reserves. It is located in the central Pyrenees and encompasses the Ordesa and Mont Perdido National Park, the natural monument of Pyrenees glaciers and the World Heritage site of Pirineso-Mont Perdido, Circos y Canones.  The extension concerns the valley and urban zones surround the core zone protected areas. The biosphere reserve now covers 117,364 hectares and is home to 6,000 inhabitants.

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