MAB Bureau meeting to select new biosphere reserves and distribute awardsThe Bureau of the International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) will meet June 27 to 29 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Bureau will review progress and examine proposals for the future of the MAB programme, launched in 1970 to improve globally relationships between people and their environment.
First on the agenda is the selection of new biosphere reserves for MAB’s World Network, which encompasses such famous and diverse sites as Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake, Asia’s largest freshwater lake; the “W” region between Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger; Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands region; and Lanzarote in the Spanish Canary Islands. The reserves are areas designated by local and national authorities that serve as living laboratories for testing approaches to the integrated management of land, water and biodiversity. As such, biosphere reserves are working examples of sustainable development.
|Source||Avis aux médias N°2005-45|
|Website 1 (URL)||Internet Site|
|Publication Date||27 Jun 2005|