Man and the Biosphere Programme


Launched in 1971, UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) is an Intergovernmental Scientific Programme that aims to establish a scientific basis for the improvement of relationships between people and their environments.It proposes interdisciplinary research, demonstration and training in natural resources management.

Its World Network of Biosphere Reserves currently counts 631 biosphere reserves in 119 countries all over the world.

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