Transboundary Biosphere Reserves: Towards More Effective Management of Shared Ecosystems and Sustainable Development of Bordering Territories

Mura-Drava-Danube Transboundary Biosphere Reserve
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When, local time: 
Thursday, 17 October 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: 
Ontario, Canada
Contact: 
Marie Prchalova at m.prchalova@unesco.org

The workshop on Transboundary Biosphere Reserves (TBRs), to be held within the 2013 EuroMAB Network Meeting, aims to enhance the capacity of EuroMAB countries to establish and manage their biosphere reserves, particularly transboundary ones, and to look at the transboundary potential within the EuroMAB network through innovative approaches to conservation and sustainable development. It will provide an opportunity to discuss added values of biosphere reserves in the integrated management of shared water resources.

The workshop is open to all interested countries and their representatives in EuroMAB 2013 Network Meeting; it will bring specific added values to the SEE, Mediterranean, Black-Sea and Caucasus countries and, it will strengthen the promotion and use of the BRs as a network of experimental sites established in the frame of the MAB Programme of UNESCO, in order to promote Sustainable Development (SD) in sub-regions concerned. It shall contribute to catalyse the establishment of new BRs in the above countries, in particular in transboundary contexts, providing them with tools for the co-management of shared ecosystems (related in particular to water) and facilitate the dissemination of good practices and policy advises on Sustainable Development including a green economy approach.