Tuesday, June 1, 2010

World Network of Biosphere Reserves

The UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves covers internationally designated protected areas, known as biosphere reserves, that are meant to demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature and encourage sustainable development.

As of 2012, total membership has reached 610 biosphere reserves, including 12 transboundary sites, in 117 countries occurring in all regions of the world. This already takes into account some biosphere reserves that have been withdrawn or revised through the years, as the program’s focus has shifted from simple protection of nature to areas displaying close interaction between man and environment.

I certainly have some cards from Biosphere Reserves in my archives that will be added to the site over time.


United States of America
California Coastal Ranges
Organ Pipe Cactus

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