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A biosphere reserve is an international conservation designation given by UNESCO under its Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB). The World Network of Biosphere Reserves is the collection of all 507 biosphere reserves in 102 countries (as of dec 2006). Image File history File links MAB-logo. ... A conservation designation is a name and/or acronym which explains the status of an area of land in terms of conservation or protection. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... The World Network of Biosphere Reserves was established at the International Conference on Biosphere Reserves in Seville in 1995. ...

Cascade Head, Oregon, USA is a UNESCO biosphere reserve
Cascade Head, Oregon, USA is a UNESCO biosphere reserve

According to “The Statutory Framework of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves,” biosphere reserves are created “to promote and demonstrate a balanced relationship between humans and the biosphere.” Under article 4, biosphere reserves must “encompass a mosaic of ecological systems,” and thus consist of combinations of terrestrial, coastal, or marine ecosystems. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cascade Head, Oregon September 2005 Cascade Head is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and United States Forest Service Experimental Forest. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Litoral is a province in the Bolivian department of Oruro. ... Thermohaline circulation Oceanography (from Ocean + Greek γράφειν = write), also called oceanology or marine science, is the branch of Earth Sciences that studies the Earths oceans and seas. ...

Map showing the World Network of Biosphere Reserves as of 2005. Note: transboundary sites have been redistributed among the concerned countries for the locator map, hence, have been counted multiple times.

Through appropriate zoning and management, the conservation of these ecosystems and their biodiversity is sought to be maintained. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 352 pixelsFull resolution (1427 × 628 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/png) created by Joey80 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 352 pixelsFull resolution (1427 × 628 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/png) created by Joey80 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... A typical zoning map; this one identifies the zones, or development districts, in the city of Ontario, California Zoning is a North American term for a system of land-use regulation. ... The conservation ethic is an ethic of resource use, allocation, exploitation, and protection. ... A coral reef near the Hawaiian islands is an example of a complex marine ecosystem. ... Rainforests are among the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth Biodiversity is the variation of taxonomic life forms within a given ecosystem, biome or for the entire Earth. ...


The design of the reserve must include a legally protected core area, a buffer area where non-conservation activities are prohibited, and a transition zone where approved practices are permitted. This is done with regard for the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of local communities. This effort requires relevant research, monitoring, education and training. Sustainable use is the use of dickresources at a rate which will meet the needs of the present without impairing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. ... Research is a human activity based on intellectual investigation and aimed at discovering, interpreting, and revising human knowledge on different aspects of the world. ... Training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relates to specific useful skills obtained thru time. ...


All the above are tools for implementing Agenda 21, the Convention on Biological Diversity and other international agreements. Agenda 21 is a programme run by the United Nations (UN) related to sustainable development. ... The Convention on Biological Diversity is an international treaty that was adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. ...


For a full list of all Biosphere Reserves, see:

The World Network of Biosphere Reserves was established at the International Conference on Biosphere Reserves in Seville in 1995. ...

See also

Where is my Mukesh Sharma urfa Balak The list of conservation topics is a link page for the conservation of both the natural environment and the built environment. ...


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In general, a biosphere reserve must be large enough to conserve most of the biodiversity found in the core areas and buffer zones, and provide sufficient scope to carry out the other functions of a biosphere reserve.
Biosphere reserve groups should be recognized as the non-partisan players who maintain the broader, long-term "big picture" overview of the whole area.
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A biosphere reserve is a unique concept which includes one or more protected areas and surrounding lands that are managed to combine both conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
'Biosphere Reserve' is an international designation made by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on the basis of nominations submitted by countries participating in the Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB).
Biosphere Reserves act as a keystone of MAB by providing a global network of sites for cooperative research toward this end.
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