Europe & North America: 297 biosphere reserves in 36 countries

Last update: June 2015

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Countries
Biosphere Reserve
Year of designation
Periodic Review
Second Periodic Review
Third Periodic Review
ALBANIA
1 biosphere reserveOhrid-Prespa Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Republic of Albania / The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)2014  
AUSTRIA
5 biosphere reservesGossenköllesee1977. Withdrawn in 2014  
 Gurgler Kamm1977. Withdrawn in 2014   
 Lobau19771998  
 Neusiedler See19771998  
 Grosses Walsertal20002011  
 Wienerwald2005   
 Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge2012   
BELARUS
3 biosphere reservesBerezinskiy197819982011 
 Belovezhskaya Pushcha199320052011 
 West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Belarus/Poland/Ukraine)former Pribuzhskoye Polesie, 2003 - extended and renamed in 2012   
BULGARIA
16 biosphere reserves Steneto    
  Alibotouch1977   
  Bistrichko Branichté1977   
  Boitine1977   
  Djendema1977   
  Doupkata1977   
  Doupki-Djindjiritza1977   
  Kamtchia1977   
  Koupena1977   
  Mantaritza1977   
 Maritchini Ezera1977. Withdrawn in 2002 
  Ouzounboudjak1977   
  Parangalitza1977   
  Srébarna1977   
  Tchervenata sténa1977   
  Tchoupréné1977   
  Tsaritchina1977   
CANADA
16 biosphere reservesMont Saint Hilaire197819982009 
 Waterton197919982009 
 Long Point198620012012 
 Riding Mountain198620012013 
 Charlevoix19882003  
 Niagara Escarpment199020022014 
 Clayoquot Sound20002011  
 Redberry Lake20002012  
 Lac Saint-Pierre20002012  
 Mount Arrowsmith20002011  
 South West Nova20012012  
 Thousand Islands - Frontenac Arch2002   
 Georgian Bay Littoral2004   
 Manicouagan Uapishka2007   
 Fundy 2007   
 Bras d'Or Lake2011   
CROATIA
2 biosphere reservesVelebit Mountain197719982003 
 Mura Drava Danube Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Croatia/Hungary)2012   
CZECH REPUBLIC
6 biosphere reservesKrivoklátsko19771998  
 Trebon Basin19771998  
 Lower Morava2003 (former Palava, 1986 - extended and renamed in 20032014  
 Sumava1990   
 Bílé Karpathy19962012  
 Krkokonose/Karkonosze Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Czech Rep/Poland)19922012  
DENMARK
1 biosphere reserveNorth-East Greenland1977   
ESTONIA
1 biosphere reserveWest Estonian Archipelago19902005  
FINLAND
2 biosphere reservesNorth Karelian19922009 (Extended in 2009)  
 Archipelago Sea Area19942006  
FRANCE
13 biosphere reservesCommune de Fakarava1977 (former Atoll de Taiaro, extended and renamed in 2006)   
 Vallée du Fango1977 (Exteded in 1990)1998  
 Camargue (delta du Rhône)1977 (Camargue, extended and renamed in 2006)20002006 
 Cévennes19841998  
 Iles et Mer d'Iroise1988 (former Iroise, extended and renamed in 2012)20012012 
 Mont Ventoux19902007  
 Archipel de la Guadeloupe1992   
 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)199820002011 
 Bassin de la Dordogne2012   
 Marais Audomarois2013   
 Mont-Viso / Area della Biosfera del Monviso Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Italy)2013   
 Gorges du Gardon2015   
GERMANY
15 biosphere reservesFlusslandschaft Elbe197920022009 
 Vessertal-Thüringen Forest1979 (Extension 1987 / 1990)20022012 
 Bayerischer Wald1981. Withdrawn in 2007   
 Berchtesgadener Land1990 (former Berchtesgaden Alps, extended and renamed in) 20032013 
 Wadden Sea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein1990 (Waddensea of Schleswig-Holstein extended and renamed in 2004)2006  
 Schorfheide-Chorin199020032013 
 Spreewald199120032013 
 South-east Rügen199120042014
 Rhön199120042014 
 Waddensea of Lower Saxony19922006 
 Waddensea of Hamburg19922006  
 Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft19962007  
 Schaalsee20002012  
 Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Germany)1998200420112014
 Bliesgau2009   
 Schwäbische Alb2009   
GREECE
2 biosphere reservesGorge of Samaria198119992014 
 Mount Olympus19811999  
HUNGARY
6 biosphere reservesAggtelek197920072014 
 Hortobágy197920072014 
 Kiskunság197920072014 
 Lake Fertö197920072014 
 Pilis198020072014 
 Mura Drava Danube Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Croatia/Hungary)2012   
IRELAND
2 biosphere reservesNorth Bull Island19812014  
 Killarney1982   
ISRAEL
2 biosphere reservesMount Carmel19962007  
 Ramat Menashe2011   
ITALY
10 biosphere reservesCollemeluccio-Montedimezzo19772012  
 Circeo197720122013 
 Miramare197919992011
 Cilento and Vallo di Diano19972013  
 Somma-Vesuvio and Miglio d'Oro19972013  
 Valle del Ticino20022013  
 Tuscan Islands20032014  
 Selva Pisana2004   
 Mont-Viso / Area della Biosfera del Monviso Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Italy)2013   
 Sila2014   
 Appennino Tosco-Emiliano2015   
 Ledro Alps and Judicaria2015   
 Po Delta2015   
LATVIA
1 biosphere reserveNorth Vidzeme19972013  
LITHUANIA
1 biosphere reserveZuvintas2011   
MONTENEGRO
1 biosphere reserveTara River Basin1976   
NETHERLANDS
1 biosphere reserveWaddensea Area198620122014 
POLAND
10 biosphere reservesBabia Gora1976 (Extension 1997/2001)20002013 
 Bialowieza1976 (Extension 2005)199820132014
 Lukajno Lake19762014  
 Slowinski197619982013 
 Krkokonose/Karkonosze Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Czech Rep/Poland)19922012  
 Tatra Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia)199220132014 (joint report) 
 East Carpathians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia/Ukraine)199820132014 (joint report) 
 Puszcza Kampinoska200020132014 
 Tuchola Forest2010   
 West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Belarus/Poland/Ukraine)2012   
PORTUGAL
7 biosphere reservesPaúl do Boquilobo19812014  
 Corvo Island2007   
 Graciosa Island2007   
 Flores Island2009   
 Geres/Xures Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain)2009   
 Berlengas2011   
 Santana Madeira2011   
ROMANIA
3 biosphere reservesPietrosul Mare19791998  
 Retezat19791998  
 Danube Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Romania/Ukraine)19982003  
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
41 biosphere reservesKavkazskiy19781998  
 Okskiy1978. Part of Oka River Valley until 20001998  
 Sikhote-Alin19781998  
 Tsentral'nochernozem19781999  
 Astrakhanskiy19842005  
 Kronotskiy19842005  
 Laplandskiy19841999  
 Pechoro-llychskiy19841998  
 Sayano-Shushenskiy19841999  
 Sokhondinskiy19841998  
 Voronezhskiy19841998  
 Tsentral'nolesnoy19851999  
 Baikalskyi1986. Part of Lake Baikal until 20002005  
 Tzentralnosibirskii19862005  
 Chernyje Zemli19932009  
 Taimyrsky19952009  
 Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina19972009  
 Daursky19972009  
 Teberda19972009  
 Katunsky20002014  
 Prioksko-Terrasnyi1978. Part of Oka River Valley until 20001999  
 Barguzinskyi1986. Part of Lake Baikal until 20002012  
 Nerusso-Desnianskoe-Polesie20012014  
 Visimskiy20012014  
 Vodlozersky20012012  
 Commander Islands20022014  
 Darvinskiy20022013  
 Nijegorodskoe Zavolje20022014  
 Smolensk Lakeland20022013  
 Ugra20022013  
 Far East Marine20032014  
 Kedrovaya Pad2004   
 Kenozersky2004   
 Valdaiskiy2004   
 Khankaiskiy2005   
 Middle-Volga Integrated    
 Great Volzhsko-Kamsky2005. Composed of Raifa, Sarali, Spassky and Sviyazhsky units   
 Rostovsky2008   
 Altaisky2009   
 Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain2001   
 Bashkirskiyi Ural2012   
SERBIA
1 biosphere reserveGolija-Studenica 20012012  
SLOVAKIA
4 biosphere reservesSlovenský Kras197719982013 
 Polana199020012013 
 Tatra Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia)19922014 (joint report)  
 East Carpathians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia/Ukraine)19982014 (joint report)  
SLOVENIA
3 biosphere reservesJulian Alps20032014 (joint report)  
 The Karst2004   
 Kozjansko & Obsotelje2010   
SPAIN
45 biosphere reservesGrazalema19772004  
 Ordesa-Viñamala1977 (Extended in 2013)20002011 
 Montseny197820002011 
 Doñana19802004  
 Mancha Húmeda19802002  
 Las Sierras de Cazorla y Segura19832004  
 Marismas del Odiel19832004  
 La Palma1983 (Extended and renamed in 1997 and 2002)2014  
 Urdaibai198420002011 
 Sierra Nevada19862000  
 Cuenca Alta del Río Manzanares19922006  
 Lanzarote19932007  
 Menorca1993 (Change in zonation 2004)2006  
 Sierra de las Nieves y su Entorno19952007  
 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 Cantábrica   
 Área de Allariz2005   
 Gran Canaria2005   
 Sierra del Rincón2005   
 Los Valles de Omaña y Luna2005. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica   
 Alto de Bernesga2005. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica   
 Los Argüellos2005. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica   
 Os Ancares Lucenses y Montes de Cervantes, Navia y Becerrea 2006. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica   
 Los Ancares Leoneses 2006. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica   
 Las Sierras de Béjar y Francia2006   
 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’Ebre, Catalonia2013   
SWEDEN
5 biosphere reservesLake Torne Area1986. Withdrawn in 20101999 
 Kristianstad Vattenrike2005   
 Lake Vänern Archipelago2010   
 Blekinge Archipielago2011   
 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)   
 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 reserveCamili2005   
UKRAINE
8 biosphere reservesChernomorskiy19841998-1999 (progress report)20122014
 Askaniya-Nova1985199820122014
 Carpathian199220032014 
 Danube Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Romania/Ukraine)1998 (former Dunaisky)2010  
 East Carpathians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia/Ukraine)1998 2014 (jopint report)  
 Desnianskyi2009   
 West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Belarus/Poland/Ukraine)2012 (former Shatskiy, 2002 - extended and renamed in 2012)   
UNITED KINGDOM
5 biosphere reservesBeinn Eighe1976   
 Braunton Burrows-North Devon1976. Extension 2002   
 Cairnsmore of Fleet1976   
 Biosffer Dyfi19772009 (Extended and Rename)  
 Loch Druidibeg1976. Withdrawn in 2013   
 Moor House-Upper Teesdale1976. Withdrawn in 2012   
 North Norfolk Coast1976. Withdrawn in 2014   
 Silver Flowe-Merrick Kells1976   
 Taynish1977. Withdrawn in 2010   
 Galloway and southern Ayrshire2012 (formerly Cairnsmore of Fleet and Silver Flowe Merrick Kells)  
  Brighton and Lewes Downs2014   
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
47 biosphere reservesAleutian Islands1976   
 Big Bend19762014  
 Cascade Head1976   
 Central Plains1976   
 Channel Islands19762014  
 Coram1976   
 Denali19762014  
 Desert1976   
 Everglades & Dry Tortugas1976   
 Fraser1976   
 Glacier19762014  
 H.J. Andrews1976   
 Hubbard Brook1976   
 Jornada19762014  
 Luquillo1976   
 Noatak19762014  
 Olympic19762014  
 Organ Pipe Cactus1976   
 Rocky Mountain19762014  
 San Dimas1976   
 San Joaquin19762014  
 Sequoia-Kings Canyon19762014  
 Stanislaus-Tuolumne1976   
 Three Sisters1976   
 Virgin Islands19762014  
 Yellowstone19762014  
 Beaver Creek1976   
 Konza Prairie19782014  
 Niwot Ridge19792014  
 University of Michigan Biological Station19792014  
 Virginia Coast1979   
 Hawaiian Islands19802014  
 Isle Royale1980   
 Big Thicket1981   
 Guanica1981   
 California Coast Ranges19832014  
 Central Gulf Coast Plain19832014  
 South Atlantic Coastal Plain19832014  
 Mojave and Colorado Deserts19842014  
 Carolinian-South Atlantic19862014  
 Glacier Bay-Admiralty Is19862014  
 Golden Gate19882014  
 New Jersey Pinelands19882014  
 Southern Appalachian19882014  
 Champlain-Adirondak1986   
 Mammoth Cave Area1990. Extention 19962014 
 Land Between The Lakes Area1991