Transboundary Biosphere Reserves and International Cooperation
From 14:30 to 18:00, Wednesday 15 March 2016, Lima, Peru
Alvaro de Torres (Spain)
Anabela Rodrigues Dos Santos Trindade (Portugal)
Organization/Institution in Charge
Secretariat of the Spanish MAB National Committee
We could probably all agree that natural systems, biodiversity or geological heritage know no borders, or politics or human conflicts.
Otherwise, the Seville Strategy described biosphere reserves as integrating tools that can help to create greater solidarity among peoples and nations of the world. Given these two findings, transboundary biosphere reserves become valuable tools.
Furthermore, biosphere reserves are becoming, more and more, scenarios for international cooperation. In the same territory we find the possibility of working in the environmental, social and economic sectors within a framework of political and social commitment to support sustainable development.
If we made a list of the 10 best places where to launch processes of cooperation between cultures and states in order to preserve natural heritage and promote cultural, social and economic development at the same time, be sure several of these would be biosphere reserves.
- How do Transboundary Biosphere Reserves work?: Study on the structure and functioning of transboundary biosphere reserves in the world - Alvaro de Torres
- Outcomes of the International meeting on Transboundary Biosphere Reserves in Europe - Catherine Cibien
- Reserva de Biosfera Transfronteriza Trifinio Fraternidad: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras - Miriam Hirezi
- L'expérience de la Réserve de Biosphère transfrontière du Mont Viso - Hélène Berthier
- Reserva de la Biosfera Transfronteriza Meseta Ibérica - Helena Videira
- Réserve de Biosphère Intercontinentale de la Méditerranée - Sabah Tahari
- Reserva de la Biosfera Intercontinental del Mediterráneo - Tomas Rueda
- La Réserve de Biosphère Transfrontalière du W (Bénin/Burkina Faso/Niger) - Hamissou Halilou Malam Garba
- Development of an adaptive management plan for the projected Great Altay Transboundary Biosphere Reserve - Erlan Mustafin, Tatjana Yashina and Pierre L. Ibisch
- International Cooperation between Biosphere Reserves: The example of REDBIOSUDOE Project - Sergio Garcia
- International Cooperation within the World Network of Biosphere Reserves: Practical recommendations - Lutz Möller
- The importance of multi-actors activities for cooperation between BRs: Haiti and Dominican Republic - Alberto Hernández-Salinas
- Transboundary cooperation in research and conservation of endangered species by the example of the Amur tiger and Amur leopard in the Russian Far East and Northeast China - Elena Shevtsova