UNESCO 36th General Conference

MAB 40th Anniversary event: Presentation of the Prototype of the African Biosphere Reserves Interactive Web Mapping Kit

In the framework of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and the Biosphere Reserve World Day on 3rd November 2011 the prototype of the African Biosphere Reserves interactive web mapping browser kit will be presented.

Out of a total of 56 African BRs, this interactive friendly digital map, accessible offline, has been developed based on 30 BRs available digital data. On this map, each Biosphere Reserve is linked to a dataset by hyperlinks. Users will access by a simple click to the detailed zonation, geographical coordinates, and many more details including query on Google Image and Google Map.

This map has been developed by UNESCO with the technical support of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Nairobi, Kenya. Data were provided by the managers of biosphere reserves and by the MAB National Committees.

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