Call for submissions: 2008-2009 Nominations and two awards.
Deadline: 30 September 2008.
Since the creation of the Biosphere Reserve concept in 1968, the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) has been protecting the ecological system in danger in a sustainable approach.
Biosphere reserves are sites recognized under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme which innovate and demonstrate approaches to conservation and sustainable development. They are under national sovereign jurisdiction, yet share their experience and ideas nationally, regionally and internationally within the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. There are 531 sites worldwide in 105 countries.
Biosphere Nominations: Biosphere Reserves are designated by the International Coordinating Council of the MAB Programme at the request of the State concerned. Individual Biosphere Reserves remain under the sovereign jurisdiction of the State where they are situated. Collectively, all biosphere reserves form a World Network in which participation by States is voluntary. More
MAB Young Scientists Awards: MAB has been providing 10 young researchers each year with awards of up to US$5,000 since 1989 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. More
Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management: Efforts to manage biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of the Seville Strategy are internationally recognized and rewarded in memory of Dr Michel Batisse. More
Application forms: :: Biosphere Reserves Nominations [.pdf] :: MAB Young Scientists Awards [.pdf] :: Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management [.pdf]