Photo gallery : World Network of Biosphere Reserves, of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (2017)


© UNESCO/Kyoko Shibuya, Hakusangawa River - Sobo, Katamuki and Okue Biosphere Reserve (Japan)

Members of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme will designate new biosphere reserves when they hold their annual meeting at UNESCO’s Headquarters from 12 to 15 June.

The International Coordination Council will examine proposals to add 28 new biosphere reserves to the network and extensions to existing sites. Proposals come from 22 countries: Benin, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Niger, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sudan, South Africa and Togo.

New Biosphere Reserves :

The photos for the new biosphere reserves include:

  1. Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Benin/Togo)
  2. Savegre Biosphere Reserve (Costa Rica)
  3. Moen Biosphere Reserve (Denmark)
  4. Bosques de Paz Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Ecuador/Peru)
  5. Majang Forest biosphere reserve (Ethiopia)
  6. Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo Biosphere Reserve (Italy)
  7. Sobo, Katamuki and Okue Biosphere Reserve (Japan)
  8. Garden Route Biosphere Reserve (South Africa)
  9. Black Forest Biosphere Reserve (Germany)
  10. San Marcos de Colón Biosphere Reserve (Honduras)
  11. Minakami Biosphere Reserve (Japan)
  12. Altyn Emel Biosphere Reserve (Kazakhstan)
  13. Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve (Niger)
  14. Castro Verde Biosphere Reserve (Portugal)
  15. Khakassky Biosphere Reserve (Russian Federation)
  16. Grand Altay Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Russian Federation/Republic of Kazakhstan)
  17. Jebel Al Dair Biosphere Reserve (Sudan)
  18. La Selle - Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enquirillo Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Dominican Republic/Haiti)
  19. Karatau Biosphere Reserve (Kazakhstan)
  20. Itaipu Biosphere Reserve (Paraguay)
  21. Indawgyi Biosphere Reserve (Republic of the Union of Myanmar)
  22. Kizlyar Bay Biosphere Reserve (Russian Federation)
  23. Backo Podunavlje Biosphere Reserve (Serbia)
  24. Metsola Biosphere Reserve (Russian Federation) - No photos available

Extensions of existing reserves :

  1. Fitzgerald Biosphere Reserve (Australia)
  2. Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve (Bulgaria)
  3. Chervenata Stena Biosphere Reserve (Bulgaria)
  4. Srébarna Biosphere Reserve (Bulgaria)
  5. Uzunbudzhak Biosphere Reserve (Bulgaria)
  6. Manu Biosphere Reserve (Peru)
  7. Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve (Poland)
  8. Marismas del Odiel Biosphere Reserve (Spain)
  9. Lake Manyara Biosphere Reserve (Tanzania) no photos available
  10. Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve (Tanzania)
  11. East Usambara Biosphere Reserve (Tanzania)
  12. Megido Biosphere Reserve(Israel) no photos available