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UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve NGO Information Session


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The "Man and Biosphere Reserve" programme adopted by the UNESCO combines the natural and social sciences, economics and education to improve human livelihoods and equitable sharing of benefits, and to safeguard natural and managed ecosystems, thus promoting innovative approaches to economic developments that are socially and culturally appropriate and environmentally sustainable. It's World Network of Biosphere Reserve currently counts 669 sites in 120 countries all over the world , including 20 transboundary sites.

Maldives has one atoll declared as a biosphere reserve which is UNESCO Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve declared on 2012. Maldives is exploring opportunities to expand the concept of Biosphere Reserve to other atolls and would like to invite you to an information and knowledge exchange session to be held on 12th April 2018, 0900hrs to 1100hrs at MEE, Auditorium.

This session will be held by Mr. Thomas Schaaf, who has 25 years experience in working with UNESCO and implementation and nomination of biospheres globally.

To register please send your name, name of the organization and contact number to: environment@environment.gov.mv before 10th April 2018.