World Network of Island Biosphere Reserves

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Galapagos: sea lion couple relaxing

This is the first congress of the newly created World Network of Island Biosphere Reserves.

It is jointly organised by the governments of Spain, the Republic of Korea, and the autonomous governments of Menorca and Jeju Island, under the overall coordination of UNESCO.

Island biosphere reserves from Europe, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and Africa will take part in this first meeting.
Jeju and Menorca biosphere reserves will agree on the work schedule before the release of the worldwide network.

It is expected that a commitment will be signed by participants for the approval of Menorca and Jeju biosphere reserves as candidates to become world headquarters of the Thematic Network of Island and Coastal Area Biosphere Reserves, to be approved at the next UNESCO Assembly.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 13.02.2012 18:00 local time
End 15.02.2012 20:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Clusener-Godt, Miguel
Organizer This Congress is jointly organised by the Governments of Spain and the Republic of Korea and the Autonomous Governments of Menorca and Jeju Island under the overall co-ordination of UNESCO.
Contact Mr José Luis Orfila:; Ms Eva Cardona:
Country Spain
City MAHON, Minorca, Spain
Venue Consell Insular de Menorca (Sala Magna)
Street AVDA. FORT DE L'EAU, 13
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 50
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