Biosphere Reserves in Practice
Biosphere reserves harmonize conservation of biological and cultural diversity, and economic and social development, through partnerships between people and nature. They also contribute to the transition to green societies by experimenting with green development options such as sustainable tourism and training for eco-jobs. Below you will find a list of success stories and good practices in different Biosphere Reserves around the world.
Russian Federation: Solar energy to supply the electricity needs in the Altaisky biosphere reserve
The new power station in the Altaisky biosphere reserve, the only one to use solar energy in the country and supplies a large village with electricity 24 hours a day.
Slovenia: Learning Sustainable Behaviour in the Škocjan Caves BR
Brazil: Putting a Price on Conservation in the Serra do Espinhaço BR
South Africa: Promoting Environmental and Human Wellbeing in the Cape West Coast BR
Jordan: Striving for a Better Tomorrow in the Mujib BR
Viet Nam: Rebirth of a Hunter in the Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve
The story about a hunter who is haunted by the killing of Cat Ba langurs, one of the rarest primates in the world. Mr Vu Huu Tinh, a former logger cum hunter in Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve in Hai Phong (Viet Nam), has been reborn as a ‘people’s forest ranger.’