New Man and the Biosphere Reserves in 2014



Thirteen new sites have been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, which now includes 631 sites in 119 countries, 14 of which are transboundary sites.  The new reserves were designated by the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme, at its meeting in Jönkoping (Sweden) and in the East Vättern Landscape biosphere reserve, from 10 to 13 June.

New Biosphere Reserves :

The photos for the new biosphere reserves include:

Extensions of existing reserves :

There are no photos available for the following reserves :


  • Ohrid-PrespaTransboundary Reserve (Republic of Albania/former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
  • Valdes Biosphere Reserve (Argentina)
  • Crocker Range (Malaysia)
  • Bioma Pampa-Quebradas del Norte (Uruguay)
  • Laguna Oca del Río Paraguay Biosphere Reserve (Argentina) Extension
  • Shiga Highland Biosphere Reserve (Japan) Extension