Europe & North America: 292 biosphere reserves in 37 countries

Last update: July 2018

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Countries
Biosphere Reserve
Year of designation
Periodic Reviews
ALBANIA
1 biosphere reserveOhrid-Prespa Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Republic of Albania / The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)2014 
AUSTRIA
3 biosphere reservesGossenköllesee1977. Withdrawn in 2014 
 Gurgler Kamm1977. Withdrawn in 2014 
 Unter Lobau1977. Withdrawn in 2016 
 Neusiedler See1977. Withdrawn in 2016 
 Grosses Walsertal20002011
 Wienerwald20052016;
 Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge2012 
BELARUS
3 biosphere reservesBerezinskiy19781998, 2011
 Belovezhskaya Pushcha19932005, 2011
 West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Belarus/Poland/Ukraine)2003 (former Pribuzhskoye Polesie - extended and renamed in 2012)2012
BULGARIA
10 biosphere reserves Alibotouch19772016
  Bistrichko Branichté19772016
 Doupkata1977. Withdrawn in 2017 
  Doupki-Djindjiritza19772016
 Kamtchia1977. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Koupena1977. Withdrawn in 2017 
  Mantaritza19772016
 Maritchini Ezera1977. Withdrawn in 2002 
  Ouzounboudjak1977 (Extended in 2017)2017
  Parangalitza19772016
  Srébarna1977 (Extended in 2017)2017
  Tchervenata sténa1977 (Extended in 2017)2017
  Tchoupréné19772016
 Central Balkan2017 (encompasses former: Steneto, Tsaritchina, Djendema and Boitine biosphere reserves) 
CANADA
18 biosphere reservesMont Saint Hilaire19781998, 2009
 Waterton19791998, 2009
 Long Point19862001, 2012
 Riding Mountain19862001, 2013
 Charlevoix19882003, 2015
 Niagara Escarpment19902002, 2014
 Clayoquot Sound20002011
 Redberry Lake20002012
 Lac Saint-Pierre20002012
 Mount Arrowsmith20002011
 South West Nova20012012
 Thousand Islands - Frontenac Arch2002 
 Georgian Bay Littoral20042016
 Manicouagan Uapishka2007 
 Fundy 2007 
 Bras d'Or Lake2011 
 Beaver Hills2016 
 Tsá Tué2016 
CROATIA
2 biosphere reservesVelebit Mountain19771998, 2017
 Mura Drava Danube Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Croatia/Hungary)2012 
CZECH REPUBLIC
6 biosphere reservesKrivoklátsko19771998, 2017
 Trebon Basin19771998, 2016
 Lower Morava1986 (former Palava - extended and renamed in 2003)2003, 2014
 Sumava19902017
 Krkokonose/Karkonosze Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Czech Rep/Poland)19922012
 Bílé Karpathy19962012
DENMARK
2 biosphere reservesNorth-East Greenland19772016
 Moen2017 
ESTONIA
1 biosphere reserveWest Estonian Archipelago19902005, 2016
FINLAND
2 biosphere reservesNorth Karelian19922009
 Archipelago Sea Area19942006, 2017
FRANCE
14 biosphere reservesCommune de Fakarava1977 (former Atoll de Taiaro, extended and renamed in 2006)2006, 2017
 Vallée du Fango1977 (Extended in 1990)1998, 2006, 2017
 Camargue (delta du Rhône)1977 (Camargue, extended and renamed in 2006)2000, 2006, 2017
 Cévennes19841998, 2015
 Iles et Mer d'Iroise1988 (former Iroise, extended and renamed in 2012)2001, 2012
 Mont Ventoux19902007
 Archipel de la Guadeloupe19922014
 Luberon-Lure1997 (former Luberon, extended and renamed in 2010)2010
 Fontainebleau et du Gâtinais1998 (former Pays de Fontainebleau, extended and renamed in 2010)2010
 Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Germany)19982000, 2011
 Bassin de la Dordogne2012  
 Marais Audomarois2013 
 Mont-Viso / Area della Biosfera del Monviso Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Italy)2013 
 Gorges du Gardon2015 
GERMANY
16 biosphere reservesFlusslandschaft Elbe19792002, 2009
 Thüringen Forest1979 (Extension 1987 / 1990 / 2018)2002, 2012
 Bayerischer Wald1981. Withdrawn in 2007 
 Berchtesgadener Land1990 (former Berchtesgaden Alps, extended and renamed in) 2003, 2013
 Wadden Sea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein1990 (Waddensea of Schleswig-Holstein extended and renamed in 2004)2006, 2015
 Schorfheide-Chorin19902003, 2013
 Spreewald19912003, 2013
 South-east Rügen19912004, 2014
 Rhön19912004, 2014
 Waddensea of Lower Saxony19922006, 2015
 Waddensea of Hamburg19922006, 2015
 Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft19962007, 2017
 Schaalsee20002012
 Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Germany)19982004, joint report 2011, 2014
 Bliesgau2009 
 Schwäbische Alb2009 
 Black Forest2017 
GREECE
2 biosphere reservesGorge of Samaria19811999, 2014
 Mount Olympus19811999, 2016
HUNGARY
6 biosphere reservesAggtelek19792007, 2014
 Hortobágy19792007, 2014
 Kiskunság19792007, 2014
 Lake Fertö19792007, 2014
 Pilis19802007, 2014
 Mura Drava Danube Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Croatia/Hungary)2012 
IRELAND
2 biosphere reservesDublin Bay1981 (former North Bull Island, extended and renamed in 2015) 2015
 Kerry1982 (former Killarney, renamed and extended in 2017)2017
ISRAEL
2 biosphere reservesMount Carmel19962007
 Megiddo2011 (former Ramat Menashe, renamed in 2017)2017
ITALY
17 biosphere reservesCollemeluccio-Montedimezzo19772012
 Circeo19772012
 Miramare19791999, 2013
 Cilento and Vallo di Diano19972013
 Somma-Vesuvio and Miglio d'Oro19972013
 Ticino, Val Grande Verbano2002 (extended 2018)2013
 Tuscan Islands20032014
 Selve Costiere di Toscana2004 (former Selve Pisana, extended and renamed in 2016)2016
 Mont-Viso / Area della Biosfera del Monviso Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Italy)2013 
 Sila2014 
 Appennino Tosco-Emiliano2015 
 Ledro Alps and Judicaria2015 
 Po Delta2015 
 Collina Po2016 
 Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo2017 
 Monte Peglia2018
 Valle Camonica - Alto Sebino2018
LATVIA
1 biosphere reserveNorth Vidzeme19972013
LITHUANIA
1 biosphere reserveZuvintas2011 
MOLDOVA
1 biosphere reserveLower Prut2018
MONTENEGRO
1 biosphere reserveTara River Basin19761998, 2017
NETHERLANDS
1 biosphere reserveWaddensea Area1986. Withdrawn in 2018 
 Maasheggen2018
POLAND
10 biosphere reservesBabia Gora1976 (Extension 1997/2001)2001, 2013
 Bialowieza1976 (Extension 2005)1998, 2005, 2014
 Masurian Lakes1976 (former Lake Luknajno, extended and renamed in 2017)2014
 Slowinski19761998
 Krkokonose/Karkonosze Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Czech Rep/Poland)1992joint report 2012
 Tatra Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia)19922013, 2014 (joint report)
 East Carpathians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia/Ukraine)19982013
 Puszcza Kampinoska20002013
 Tuchola Forest2010 
 West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Belarus/Poland/Ukraine)2012 
PORTUGAL
11 biosphere reservesPaúl do Boquilobo19812014
 Corvo Island2007 
 Graciosa Island2007 
 Flores Island2009 
 Geres/Xures Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain)2009 
 Berlengas2011 
 Santana Madeira2011 
 Meseta Ibérica Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain)2015 
 Fajãs de São Jorge2016 
 Tejo/Tajo Internacional Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain)2016 
 Castro Verde2017 
ROMANIA
3 biosphere reservesPietrosul Mare19791998, 2011
 Retezat19791998
 Danube Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Romania/Ukraine)19982003, 2015 (joint report)
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
45 biosphere reservesKavkazskiy19781998
 Okskiy1978. Part of Oka River Valley until 20001998
 Prioksko-Terrasnyi1978. Part of Oka River Valley until 20001999
 Sikhote-Alin19781998
 Tsentral'nochernozem19781999, 2016
 Astrakhanskiy19842005, 2017
 Kronotskiy19842005
 Laplandskiy19841999, 2016
 Pechoro-llychskiy19841998, 2017
 Sayano-Shushenskiy19841999, 2017
 Sokhondinskiy19841998
 Voronezhskiy19841998, 2016
 Tsentral'nolesnoy19851999
 Baikalskyi1986. Part of Lake Baikal until 20002005
 Barguzinskyi1986. Part of Lake Baikal until 20002012
 Tzentralnosibirskii19862005
 Chernyje Zemli19932009
 Taimyrsky19952009
 Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina19972009
 Daursky19972009
 Teberda19972009
 Nerusso-Desnianskoe-Polesie20012014
 Visimskiy20012014
 Vodlozersky20012012
 Commander Islands20022014
 Darvinskiy20022013
 Nijegorodskoe Zavolje20022014
 Smolensk Lakeland20022013
 Ugra20022013
 Far East Marine20032014
 Kedrovaya Pad20042016
 Kenozersky20042017
 Valdaiskiy20042017
 Khankaiskiy20052017
 Middle-Volga Integrated20062017
 Great Volzhsko-Kamsky2007. (Composed of Raifa, Sarali, Spassky and Sviyazhsky units)2017
 Rostovsky20082017
 Altaisky2009 
 Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain2011 
 Bashkirskiyi Ural2012 
 Great Altay Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Kazakhstan/Russian Federation)(former Katunskiy 2000) 2017 
 Khakassky2017 
 Kizlyar Bay2017 
 Metsola2017 
 Mountainous Urals2018
SERBIA
2 biosphere reservesGolija-Studenica 20012012, 2016
 Backo Podunavlje2017 
SLOVAKIA
4 biosphere reservesSlovenský Kras19771998, 2013
 Polana19902001, 2013
 Tatra Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia)19922014 (joint report), 2017
 East Carpathians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia/Ukraine)19982014 (joint report), 2017
SLOVENIA
4 biosphere reservesJulian Alps20032014
 The Karst20042015
 Kozjansko & Obsotelje2010 
 Mura River2018
SPAIN
49 biosphere reservesGrazalema19772004, 2015
 Ordesa-Viñamala1977 (Extended in 2013)2000, 2011
 Montseny19782000, 2011
 Doñana19802004, 2012
 Mancha Húmeda19802002
 Las Sierras de Cazorla y Segura19832004, 2015
 Marismas del Odiel1983 (Extended in 2017)2004, 2017
 La Palma1983 (Extended and renamed in 1997 and 2002)2014
 Urdaibai19842000, 2011
 Sierra Nevada19862000, 2012
 Cuenca Alta del Río Manzanares19922006
 Lanzarote19932007
 Menorca1993 (Change in zonation 2004)2006, 2017
 Sierra de las Nieves y su Entorno19952007, 2017
 Cabo de Gata-Nijar19972011
 Isla de El Hierro20002013
 Bardenas Reales20002011
 Muniellos2000 (Extension 2003 - Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica)2014
 Somiedo20002011
 Redes20012013
 Las Dehesas de Sierra Morena20022014
 Terras do Miño20022014
 Valle de Laciana2003. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica2014
 Picos de Europa2003. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica2014
 Monfragüe20032014
 Valles del Jubera, Leza, Cidacos y Alhama20032014
 Babia2004. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica2015
 Área de Allariz20052016
 Gran Canaria20052016
 Sierra del Rincón20052016
 Los Valles de Omaña y Luna2005. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica2016
 Alto de Bernesga2005. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica2016
 Los Argüellos2005. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica2016
 Os Ancares Lucenses y Montes de Cervantes, Navia y Becerrea 2006. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica2017
 Los Ancares Leoneses 2006. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica2017
 Las Sierras de Béjar y Francia20062017
 Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean (Spain/Morocco)2006 
 Río Eo, Oscos y Terras de Buron2007 
 Fuerteventura2009 
 Geres/Xures Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain)2009 
 La Gomera2012 
 Las Ubiñas-La Mesa2012 
 Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo2013 
 Real Sitio de San Ildefonso-El Espinar2013 
 Terres de l’Ebre2013 
 Meseta Ibérica Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain)2015 
 Macizo de Anaga2015 
 Tejo/Tajo Internacional Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain)2016 
 Ponga2018
 SWEDEN
5 biosphere reservesLake Torne Area1986. Withdrawn in 20101999
 Kristianstad Vattenrike20052016
 Lake Vänern Archipelago2010 
 Blekinge Archipelago2011 
 Nedre Dalälven River Landscape2011 
 East Vättern Scarp landscape2012 
SWITZERLAND
2 biosphere reservesReservat da Biosfera Val Müstair-Parc Naziunal1979 (former Swiss National Park, extended and renamed in 2010)2010
 Entlebuch20012012
THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
1 biosphere reserveOhrid-Prespa Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Republic of Albania / The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)2014 
TURKEY
1 biosphere reserveCamili20052017
UKRAINE
8 biosphere reservesChernomorskiy19841999, 2014
 Askaniya-Nova19851998, 2014
 Carpathian19922003, 2014
 Danube Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Romania/Ukraine)1998 (former Dunaisky)2010, 2015 (joint report)
 East Carpathians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia/Ukraine)1998 2014 (joint report)
 West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Belarus/Poland/Ukraine)2002 (former Shatskiy - extended and renamed in 2012)2014
 Desnianskyi2009 
 Roztochya2011 
UNITED KINGDOM
6 biosphere reservesWester Ross1976 (former Beinn Eighe, extended and renamed in 2016)2016
 Braunton Burrows-North Devon1976. (Extension 2002)2016
 Biosffer Dyfi1977 (Extended and Renamed - 2009)2009
 Loch Druidibeg1976. Withdrawn in 2013 
 Moor House-Upper Teesdale1976. Withdrawn in 2012 
 North Norfolk Coast1976. Withdrawn in 2014 
 Taynish1977. Withdrawn in 2010 
 Galloway and southern Ayrshire2012 (formerly Cairnsmore of Fleet and Silver Flowe Merrick Kells) 
  Brighton and Lewes Downs2014 
 Isle of Man2016 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
29 biosphere reservesAleutian Islands1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Beaver Creek1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Big Bend19762017
 Cascade Head19762015
 Central Plains1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Channel Islands19762017
 Coram1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Denali19762017
 Desert1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Everglades & Dry Tortugas19762017
 Fraser1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Crown of the Continent1976 (former Glacier, renamed in 2017)2014
 H.J. Andrews1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Hubbard Brook1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Jornada19762017
 Luquillo19762017
 Noatak1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Olympic19762017
 Organ Pipe Cactus19762017
 Rocky Mountain19762016
 San Dimas1976. Withdrawn in 2018 
 San Joaquin19762017
 Sequoia-Kings Canyon19762017
 Stanislas-Tuolumne1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Three Sisters1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Virgin Islands1976. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Yellowstone19762014
 Konza Prairie1978. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Niwot Ridge1979. Withdrawn in 2017 
 University of Michigan Biological Station19792014
 Virginia Coast19792015
 Hawaiian Islands19802017
 Isle Royale19802017
 Big Thicket19812017
 Guanica1981 
 California Coast Ranges1983. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Central Gulf Coast Plain19832014
 Congaree1983 (former South Atlantic Coastal Plain, renamed in 2017)2014
 Mojave and Colorado Deserts19842017
 Carolinian South Atlantic1986. Withdrawn in 2017 
 Glacier Bay-Admiralty Is19862014
 Golden Gate19882017
 New Jersey Pinelands19882017
 Southern Appalachian19882017
 Champlain-Adirondak19862017
 Mammoth Cave Area1990. Extention 19962017
 Land Between the Lakes1991. Withdrawn in 2017