Mont-Viso / Area della Biosfera del Monviso transborder reserve (France/Italy)

Designated as a biosphere reserve in 2013, the French and Italian parts of this site receive both Alpine and Mediterranean influences. They have now become a transborder reserve straddling France and Italy.  Particular characteristics of the region include the presence of several high altitude lakes, landscapes shaped by pastoralism and great ecological and biological diversity. The site includes forests, rock formations and water environments. Tourism is the main driver of the region’s economy, along with agriculture, forestry and crafts.