MAB Programme meets with the French National Forestry Office at the International Agriculture Fair
On 28 February 2017, UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme was invited to meet with the Minister of Agriculture of France, S.E. Stéphane Le Foll, and the Director-General of the National Forestry Office (ONF), Mr Christian Dubreuil, at the ONF stand at the International Agriculture Fair held in Paris, France (25 February to 5 March 2017).
During the visit, the representative of the MAB Programme, the Minister of Agriculture and the Director of the ONF, discussed the Biosphere Reserve of Fontainebleau and the Gâtinais, located near Paris. This area was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1998, and presents a variety of challenges related to biodiversity in diverse ecosystems within an urbanized area.
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