The Ibero-American MAB Network aims at strengthening the MAB Programme in Latin American and Caribbean countries, Spain and Portugal, notably by consolidating their MAB National Committees and co-operative links, and promoting the creation of new biosphere reserves.
The 14th IberoMAB Meeting was held jointly with the Iberoamerican Conference on “Biosphere Reserves: All Hands, All Voices” in Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo State, Mexico, from 9 to 14 November 2010, by the Institute of Ecology A.C., MAB-Mexico and UNESCO/MAB with support from CONANP (National Commission for Protected Areas in Mexico) and the Government of Spain.
The Puerto Morelos Declaration was drafted during the Conference. The declaration called for the Biosphere Reserves to be incorporated into the financing systems for studies of the effect of the measures for adaptation to, and mitigation of Global Climate Change arising from the COP 16 meeting in Cancun.
IberoMAB Network Bureau
President: Chile (Mr Mario Gálvez)
Vice-President: El Salvador (Ms Manlia Alicia Romero Cristales)
Focal point at UNESCO Headquarters: Miguel Clüsener-Godt