Asia and the Pacific: 147 biosphere reserves in 24 countries

Last update: June 2017

Countries
Biosphere Reserve
Year of designation
Periodic Reviews
AUSTRALIA
14 biosphere reservesCroajingolong19772003
 Kosciuszko19772003
 Southwest1977. Withdrawn in 2002 
 Macquarie Island1977. Withdrawn in 2011 
 Prince Regent River19772003
 Unnamed19772003
 Uluru (Ayers Rock-Mount Olga)19772003
 Yathong19772003
 Riverland1977 (Originally Danggali Conservation Park, extended and renamed Bookmark in 1995. Renamed as Riverland in 2004)2004
 Fitzgerald (Extended & renamed in 2017)19782003, 2017
 Hattah-Kulkyne & Murray-Kulkybe19812003
 Wilson's Promontory19812003
 Mornington Peninsula and Western Port20022015
 Barkindji2005 
 Noosa2007 
 Great Sandy2009 
CAMBODIA
1 biosphere reserveTonle Sap19972012
CHINA
33 biosphere reservesChangbaishan19791998, 2017
 Dinghushan19791998, 2017
 Wolong19791998, 2017
 Fanjingshan19861999, 2017
 Xilin Gol19871999, 2017
 Wuyishan19871999
 Bogeda19902001, 2016
 Shennongjia19902001, 2017
 Yancheng19922003, 2015
 Xishuangbanna19932004, 2016
 Maolan19962007
 Tianmushan19962007
 Fenglin19972009
 Jiuzhaigou Valley19972011
 Nanji Islands19982011
 Shankou Mangrove20002011
 Baishuijiang20002011
 Gaoligong Mountain20002011
 Huanglong20002011
 Baotianman20012012
 Saihan Wula20012012
 Dalai Lake20022014
 Wudalianchi20032014
 Yading20032014
 Foping2004 
 Qomolangma2004 
 Chebaling2007 
 Xingkai Lake2007 
 Mao'er Mountain2011 
 Jinggangshan2012 
 Niubeiliang2012 
 Snake Island, Laotie Mountain2013 ;
 Hanma2015 
INDIA
10 biosphere reservesNilgiri20002012
 Gulf of Mannar20012013
 Sunderban20012013
 Nanda Devi2004 
 Nokrek2009 
 Pachmarhi2009 
 Similipal2009 
 Achanakmar-Amarkantak2012 
 Great Nicobar2013 
 Agasthyamala2016 
INDONESIA
11 biosphere reservesCibodas19772011
 Komodo19771999, 2013
 Lore Lindu19771999, 2013
 Tanjung Puting19771998, 2013
 Gunung Leuser19811999, 2013
 Siberut19811999, 2013
 Giam Siak Kecil - Bukit Batu2009
 Wakatobi2012 
 Bromo Tengger Semeru-Arjuno2015 
 Taka Bonerate-Kepulauan Selayar2015 
 Belambangan2016 
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
12 biosphere reservesArasbaran19762002, 2013
 Arjan19762002, 2013
 Geno19762002, 2013
 Golestan19762002, 2013
 Hara19762002, 2013
 Kavir19762002, 2013
 Lake Oromeeh19762002, 2013
 Miankaleh19762002, 2013
 Touran19762002, 2013
 Dena2010 
 Tang-e-Sayad & Sabzkuh2015 
 Hamoun2016 
JAPAN
9 biosphere reservesMount Hakusan1980 (Extended in 2016)1999, 2016
 Mount Odaigahara, Mount Omine and Osugidani 1980 (former Mount Odaigahara & Mount Omine, extended and renamed in 2016)1999, 2016
 Shiga Highland1980 (Extended in 2014)1999, 2014
 Yakushima and Kuchinoerabu Jima1980 (former Yakushima Island, extended and renamed in 2016)1999, 2016
 Aya2012 
 Minami-Alps2014 
 Tadami2014 
 Minakami2017 
 Sobo, Katamuki and Okue2017 
KAZAKHSTAN
8 biosphere reserveKorgalzhyn2012 
 Alakol2013 
 Ak-Zhayik2014 
 Aksu-Zhabagly2015 
 Barsakelmes2016 
 Great Altay Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Kazakhstan/Russian Federation)(former Katon-Karagay 2014) 2017 
 Altyn Emel2017 
 Karatau2017 
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA
4 biosphere reservesMount Paekdu19892002, 2014
 Mount Kuwol2004 
 Mount Myohyang2009 
 Mount Chilbo2014 
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
5 biosphere reservesMount Sorak1982 (Extended in 2016)1998, 2013
 Jeju Island20022013
 Shinan Dadohae2009 (Extended in 2016)2016
 Gwangneung Forest2010 
 Gochang2013 
KYRGYZSTAN
2 biosphere reservesSary-Chelek19782013
 Issyk Kul20012013
MALAYSIA
2 biosphere reserveTasik Chini2009 
 Crocker Range2014 
MALDIVES
1 biosphere reserveBaa Atoll2011 
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
2 biosphere reservesUtwe2005 
 And Atoll2007 
MONGOLIA
6 biosphere reservesGreat Gobi19902016
 Boghd Khan Uul19962016
 Uvs Nuur Basin19972016
 Hustai Nuruu20022015
 Dornod Mongol20052017
 Mongol Daguur2007 
MYANMAR
2 biosphere reservesInlay Lake2015 
 Indawgyi2017 
PAKISTAN
2 biosphere reserveLal Suhanra19771998, 2014
 Ziarat Juniper Forest2013 
PALAU
1 biosphere reserveNgaremeduu2005 
PHILIPPINES
3 biosphere reservesPuerto Galera19772014
 Palawan19902012
 Albay2016 
SRI LANKA
4 biosphere reservesHurulu19771998, 2014
 Sinharaja19781998, 2004, 2014
 Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya (KDN)20042014
 Bundala20052015
THAILAND
4 biosphere reservesSakaerat19761999, 2015
 Hauy Tak Teak19771999, 2014
 Mae Sa-Kog Ma19771999, 2015
 Ranong19972011, 2014
TURKMENISTAN
1 biosphere reserveRepetek19782005, 2017
UZBEKISTAN
1 biosphere reserveMount Chatkal19781999, 2015
VIETNAM
9 biosphere reservesCan Gio Mangrove20012011
 Dong Nai2001 (former Cat Tien, 2001 - extended in 2011)2011
 Cat Ba20042015
 Red River Delta2004 
 Kien Giang20062017
 Western Nghe An2007 
 Mui Ca Mau2009 
 Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An2009 
 Langbiang2015