» Discover the new 2016-2017 map of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves
09.06.2016 - Natural Sciences Sector

Discover the new 2016-2017 map of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves

World map of Biosphere Reserves 2016-2017

Twenty new sites were added in 2016 to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves which numbers now 669 sites in 120 countries, including 16 transboundary/transcontinental sites.

The biosphere reserves were designated by the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme, at its 28th session that took place in Lima, Peru in March 2016.

The new 2016-2017 map of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves shows the worldwide distribution of the all biosphere reserves. The map is available in English, French, Spanish, and German and also includes an overview of the objectives, tasks and structures of these areas.

The world map was prepared by the UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme with the generous support of the German, Austrian, Suisse and Luxembourgish Commission for UNESCO.

Download the map (pdf format)




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