UNESCO Biospheres

Biosphere Reserves are important ecosystems that are internationally recognized by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) where communities are committed to conservation of biodiversity, sustainable development, and logistic support (education, research, monitoring, training). They are nominated by communities within a shared landscape to demonstrate how to achieve sustainable livelihoods, vibrant culture and robust economies based on a healthy environment. There are over 600 world biosphere reserves in 117 countries, with 16 now in Canada.

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