UNESCO’s Director-General handed over the certificate for Argentina’s 14th Biosphere Reserve
On the 8th of August 2014, during a ceremony held at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, handed over the Valdés Biosphere Reserve Certificate to Dr. Martín Buzzi, Governor of Chubut Province, Argentina. H. Exc. Miguel Estrella, Ambassador of Argentina as well as other Members of the Argentinian Permanent Delegation to UNESCO and representatives from the Argentinian Embassy in Paris were also present at the ceremony.
The International Co-ordinating Council of the MAB Programme recognized the Valdés Biosphere Reserve as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves at its 26th session (East Vättern Landscape Biosphere Reserve in Jönköping, Sweden, from 10 to 13 June 2014). This is the 14th Argentinian biosphere reserve to be part of the Network.