REDBIOS to analyze biosphere reserves, environmental development, green economy and cultural diversity
The IX meeting of the REDBIOS took place in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain from 25 to 28 January 2011.
The meeting brought together government representation and stakeholders from the country and Biosphere Reserve part of the REDBIOS Network. The REDBIOS Network comprises the Canary Islands (Spain), Cape Verde, Mauritania, Madeira and Azores (Portugal), Morocco, Senegal, and Guinea Bissau, and is an excellent example of an inter-regional network. The Network links the European, the Arab and the African regions, bringing together island and continental populations who speak Spanish, French, Portuguese and Arab as well as many native languages and dialects, this network fulfils its mandate in enabling countries from the Macaronesian region to co-operate and to exchange their experiences in biosphere reserves.
The Meeting discussed the role of the REDBIOS network through sharing activities and experiences in the Biosphere reserve. They analyzed the mission of the Biosphere Reserve about the environmental development, green economy and cultural diversity.
This meeting was the first event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the MAB programme.
:: Presentation of "Red de Reservas de la Biosfera del Atlántico Este y Macaronesia" (.pdf, only in Spanish)