MAB launches a project to enhance coastal and island management in Latin America

Miguel Clüsener-Godt
Kick-off meeting of the BRESEP Project, Chiloe National Park, Chile.

Organized by the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) and the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF), the kick-off meeting for the project ‘Biosphere Reserves as a Tool for Coastal and Island Management in the South-East Pacific Region (BRESEP)’ took place in Castro, Chiloe Island in Chile from 10 to 12 December 2014.

Financed by the Flemish Government of Belgium and coordinated by the MAB Programme, this three-year project aims to create and strengthen existing biosphere reserves in coastal areas and islands of the eastern South Pacific in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru. It 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.

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