Networking support to MAB SEE
UNESCO has a long tradition of supporting networks. In the frame of such institutional role, UNESCO Venice together with the Moscow Office are promoting site-based activities in South-Eastern Europe and in the Caucasus Region, in particular related to the use and promotion of MAB Biosphere Reserves as models for Sustainable Development.
Countries such as Germany, Austria, Italy or Slovenia have offered to strengthen their cooperation with SEE countries within the frame of EuroMAB and BRESCE is requested to facilitate and platform such a process which should lead to the co-funding of major activities in the region.
International Year of Biodiversity 2010
Biodiversity is Life - Biodiversity is our Life
The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity.
Dinaric Arc Initiative
WWF, UNESCO, UNDP, IUCN, the Council of Europe, FAO, Euronatur and SNV are concerned with the future of the Dinaric Arc.
They are active in the region with a varied portfolio of projects and initiatives to secure the long-term conservation and sustainable development of this part of Europe.
These institutions have joined forces and created the Dinaric Arc Initiative (DAI). More at: DAI website
BRs Network in SEE & the Caucasus Regions
International Workshop Developing the Biosphere Reserves Network in SEE and the Caucasus Regions co-organized with the Turkish MAB National Committee in Antalya, February 2010. To explore topics of common interest that could then be further investigated in the frame of a new coordinated experimental programme related to BRs in the region, allowing for the development of management guidelines and models to be extended to the most of the countries involved - Turkish National Commission for UNESCO (Turkish)