Europe and North America
Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge (Austria)
Tradition and nature come together in the extensive alpine landscape of the Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge Biosphere Reserve. For generations, respectful landscape management has coexisted with the biodiversity inhabiting its deep valleys and marshes, forests and glaciers. The region’s sustainable development is focused on ecotourism, organic food production and the coexistence of humankind and nature! It's all about celebrating life!
Schaalsee is a Biosphere Reserve where migratory birds nd refuge, where shepherds and their sheep shape the landscape, and where the community is committed to transformative and inspiring actions to celebrate life. Here, UNESCO, Volkswagen, local communities and scientists work together to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding Schaalsee biodiversity.
Cuencas altas de los ríos Manzanares, Lozoya y Guadarrama (Spain)
Located in the northwest of the Community of Madrid, this 46,787.19 ha biosphere reserve creates a green corridor linking Madrid with the Sierra de Guadarrama, protecting ecosystems, habitats and species.
El Hierro (Spain)
When the certainty that offering a better future implies changing paradigms, every gamble is worth it. Therefore, taking advantage of environmental conditions and knowing the value of biodiversity becomes a priority. On El Hierro Biosphere Reserve, transitioning to clean energy is a fact and a sign of living in coherence with the biosphere reserve.
Intercontinental del Mediterraneo (Spain/Morocco)
The International Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean has been considered a model of management and cooperation. In the area, the migratory routes of birds cross continents and those of marine organisms cross oceans. But people and cultures also ow between countries, adding up to a great diversity that seems to blur the physical divisions of the territory.
The Montseny Biosphere Reserve smells of forest and fog, sounds of lively rivers and displays intense, changing colours. Here, there are resilient and dynamic ecosystems. The people who live in the biosphere reserve have been, for many generations, a fundamental part of its conservation. Committed to the environment and to Montseny - their home - they invite us to celebrate life!