Today is International Day for Biosphere Reserves

The International Day for Biosphere Reserves is to be commemorated at national and local levels through activities and events that contribute to a better knowledge of the role and impact of biosphere reserves.

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The International Day for Biosphere Reserves is to be commemorated at national and local levels through activities and events that contribute to a better knowledge of the role and impact of biosphere reserves. It is intended to mobilise and acknowledge the commitment, actions and solutions by the entire Man and Biosphere Reserve (MAB) family – the people, institutions and partners that make up the global network.

In accordance with the decision of the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO, the November 3,has been designated as the International Day for Biosphere Reserves. The purpose of this international day is to provide a wake-up call on the importance of caring for the environment and achieving a balance between human activities and the conservation of natural resources – and on the leading role that the World Network of Biosphere Reserves play in this regard.