Biosphere Reserves as a Tool for Coastal and Island Management in the South-East Pacific Region

© Miguel Clüsener-Godt.
Puerto Williams, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile

With the generous support of the Flemish Government of Belgium, the Man and the Biosphere Programme is initiating a three-year project entitled ‘Biosphere Reserves as a Tool for Coastal and Island Management in the South-East Pacific Region’ (BRESEP).

The objective of the project is to create and reinforce existing biosphere reserves on the coastal areas and islands of the west coast of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru. The project also aims to promote biosphere reserves as tools for innovative projects to bring added value to local socio-economic activities, and to sensitize and build the capacity of stakeholders in the area.

This project will be officially launched at a meeting held on 10–12 December 2014 in the city of Castro on Chiloe Island, Chile.

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