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Biosphere reserves in Europe & North America

There are 303 biosphere reserves in 40 countries in Europe and North America.

 

 

Countries
Biosphere Reserve
Year of designation
Periodic Reviews
ALBANIA  
1 biosphere reserve Ohrid-Prespa Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Republic of Albania / North Macedonia) 2014  
 
ANDORRA  
1 biosphere reserve Ordino 2020  
 
AUSTRIA  
4 biosphere reserves Gossenköllesee 1977. Withdrawn in 2014  
  Gurgler Kamm 1977. Withdrawn in 2014  
  Unter Lobau 1977. Withdrawn in 2016  
  Neusiedler See 1977. Withdrawn in 2016  
  Grosses Walsertal 2000 2011
  Wienerwald 2005 2016;
  Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge 2012  
  Lower Mura Valley 2019  
 
BELARUS  
3 biosphere reserves Berezinskiy 1978 1998, 2011
  Belovezhskaya Pushcha 1993 2005, 2011
  West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Belarus/Poland/Ukraine) 2003 (former Pribuzhskoye Polesie - extended and renamed in 2012) 2012
 
BULGARIA  
6 biosphere reserves Alibotouch 1977. Withdrawn in 2020 2016
  Bistrichko Branichté 1977 2016
  Doupkata 1977. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Doupki-Djindjritza 1977. Withdrawn in 2020 2016
  Kamtchia 1977. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Koupena 1977. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Mantaritza 1977. Withdrawn in 2020 2016
  Maritchini Ezera 1977. Withdrawn in 2002  
  Ouzounboudjak 1977 (Extended in 2017) 2017
  Parangalitza 1977. Withdrawn in 2020 2016
  Srébarna 1977 (Extended in 2017) 2017
  Tchervenata sténa 1977 (Extended in 2017) 2017
  Tchoupréné 1977 2016
  Central Balkan 2017 (encompasses former: Steneto, Tsaritchina, Djendema and Boitine biosphere reserves)  
 
CANADA  
18 biosphere reserves Mont Saint Hilaire 1978 1998, 2009
  Waterton 1979 1998, 2009
  Long Point 1986 2001, 2012
  Riding Mountain 1986 2001, 2013
  Charlevoix 1988 2003, 2015
  Niagara Escarpment 1990 2002, 2014
  Clayoquot Sound 2000 2011
  Redberry Lake 2000 2012
  Lac Saint-Pierre 2000 2012
  Mount Arrowsmith 2000 2011
  South West Nova 2001 2012
  Thousand Islands - Frontenac Arch 2002    
  Georgian Bay Littoral 2004 2016
  Manicouagan Uapishka 2007  
  Fundy 2007  
  Bras d'Or Lake 2011  
  Beaver Hills 2016  
  Tsá Tué 2016  
 
CROATIA  
2 biosphere reserves Velebit Mountain 1977 1998, 2017
  Mura Drava Danube Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Croatia/Hungary) 2012  
 
CZECH REPUBLIC  
6 biosphere reserves Krivoklátsko 1977 1998, 2017
  Trebon Basin 1977 1998, 2016
  Lower Morava 1986 (former Palava - extended and renamed in 2003) 2003, 2014
  Sumava 1990 2017
  Krkokonose/Karkonosze Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Czech Rep/Poland) 1992 2012
  Bílé Karpathy 1996 2012
 
DENMARK  
1 biosphere reserve North-East Greenland 1977. Withdrawn in 2019  
  Moen 2017  
 
ESTONIA  
1 biosphere reserve West Estonian Archipelago 1990 2005, 2016
 
FINLAND  
2 biosphere reserves North Karelian 1992 2009
  Archipelago Sea Area 1994 2006, 2017
 
FRANCE  
14 biosphere reserves Commune de Fakarava 1977 (former Atoll de Taiaro, extended and renamed in 2006) 2006, 2017
  Falasorma-Dui Sevi 1977 (Former Vallée du Fango, extended in 1990 and renamed in 2020) 1998, 2006, 2017
  Camargue (delta du Rhône) 1977 (Camargue, extended and renamed in 2006) 2000, 2006, 2017
  Cévennes 1984 1998, 2015
  Iles et Mer d'Iroise 1988 (former Iroise, extended and renamed in 2012) 2001, 2012
  Mont Ventoux 1990 2007
  Archipel de la Guadeloupe 1992 2014
  Luberon-Lure 1997 (former Luberon, extended and renamed in 2010) 2010
  Fontainebleau et du Gâtinais 1998 (former Pays de Fontainebleau, extended and renamed in 2010) 2010
  Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Germany) 1998 2000, 2011
  Bassin de la Dordogne 2012  
  Marais Audomarois 2013  
  Mont-Viso / Area della Biosfera del Monviso Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Italy) 2013  
  Gorges du Gardon 2015  
 
GERMANY  
16 biosphere reserves Flusslandschaft Elbe 1979 2002, 2009
  Thüringen Forest 1979 (Extension 1987 / 1990 / 2018) 2002, 2012
  Bayerischer Wald 1981. Withdrawn in 2007  
  Berchtesgadener Land 1990 (former Berchtesgaden Alps, extended and renamed in) 2003, 2013
  Wadden Sea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein 1990 (Waddensea of Schleswig-Holstein extended and renamed in 2004) 2006, 2015
  Schorfheide-Chorin 1990 2003, 2013
  Spreewald 1991 2003, 2013
  South-east Rügen 1991 2004, 2014
  Rhön 1991 2004, 2014
  Waddensea of Lower Saxony 1992 2006, 2015
  Waddensea of Hamburg 1992 2006, 2015
  Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft 1996 2007, 2017
  Schaalsee 2000 2012
  Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Germany) 1998 2004, joint report 2011, 2014
  Bliesgau 2009  
  Schwäbische Alb 2009  
  Black Forest 2017  
 
GREECE  
3 biosphere reserves Gorge of Samaria 1981 1999, 2014
  Mount Olympus 1981 1999, 2016
  Asterousia Mountain Range 2020 /
 
HUNGARY  
6 biosphere reserves Aggtelek 1979 2007, 2014
  Hortobágy 1979 2007, 2014
  Kiskunság 1979 2007, 2014
  Lake Fertö 1979 2007, 2014
  Pilis 1980 2007, 2014
  Mura Drava Danube Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Croatia/Hungary) 2012  
 
IRELAND  
2 biosphere reserves Dublin Bay 1981 (former North Bull Island, extended and renamed in 2015) 2015
  Kerry 1982 (former Killarney, renamed and extended in 2017) 2017
 
ISRAEL  
2 biosphere reserves Mount Carmel 1996 2007
  Megiddo 2011 (former Ramat Menashe, renamed in 2017) 2017
 
ITALY  
19 biosphere reserves Collemeluccio-Montedimezzo 1977 2012
  Circeo 1977 2012
  Miramare 1979 1999, 2013
  Cilento and Vallo di Diano 1997 2013
  Somma-Vesuvio and Miglio d'Oro 1997 2013
  Ticino, Val Grande Verbano 2002 (extended 2018) 2013
  Tuscan Islands 2003 2014
  Selve Costiere di Toscana 2004 (former Selve Pisana, extended and renamed in 2016) 2016
  Mont-Viso / Area della Biosfera del Monviso Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (France/Italy) 2013  
  Sila 2014  
  Appennino Tosco-Emiliano 2015  
  Ledro Alps and Judicaria 2015  
  Po Delta 2015  
  Collina Po 2016  
  Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo 2017  
  Monte Peglia 2018  
  Valle Camonica - Alto Sebino 2018  
  Julian Alps 2019  
  Po Grande 2019  
 
LATVIA  
1 biosphere reserve North Vidzeme 1997 2013
 
LITHUANIA  
1 biosphere reserve Zuvintas 2011  
 
LUXEMBOURG  
1 biosphere reserve Minett 2020  
 
MOLDOVA  
1 biosphere reserve Lower Prut 2018  
 
MONTENEGRO  
1 biosphere reserve Tara River Basin 1976 1998, 2017
 
The NETHERLANDS  
1 biosphere reserve Waddensea Area 1986. Withdrawn in 2018  
  Maasheggen 2018  
 
NORTH MACEDONIA  
1 biosphere reserve Ohrid-Prespa Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Republic of Albania / North Macedonia) 2014  
 
NORWAY  
1 biosphere reserve Northeast Svalbard 1976. Withdrawn in 1997  
  Nordhordland 2019  
 
POLAND  
11 biosphere reserves Babia Gora 1976 (Extension 1997/2001) 2001, 2013
  Bialowieza 1976 (Extension 2005) 1998, 2005, 2014
  Masurian Lakes 1976 (former Lake Luknajno, extended and renamed in 2017) 2014
  Slowinski 1976 1998
  Krkokonose/Karkonosze Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Czech Rep/Poland) 1992 joint report 2012
  Tatra Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia) 1992 2013, 2014 (joint report)
  East Carpathians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia/Ukraine) 1998 2013
  Puszcza Kampinoska 2000 2013
  Tuchola Forest 2010  
  West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Belarus/Poland/Ukraine) 2012  
  Roztocze (forms a Transboundary Biosphere Reserve with Roztochya Biosphere Reserve, Ukraine) 2019  
 
PORTUGAL  
12 biosphere reserves Paúl do Boquilobo 1981 2014
  Corvo Island 2007 2017
  Graciosa Island 2007 2017
  Flores Island 2009 2019
  Geres/Xures Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain) 2009  
  Berlengas 2011  
  Santana Madeira 2011  
  Meseta Ibérica Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain) 2015  
  Fajãs de São Jorge 2016  
  Tejo/Tajo Internacional Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain) 2016  
  Castro Verde 2017  
  Porto Santo 2020  
 
ROMANIA  
3 biosphere reserves Pietrosul Mare 1979 1998, 2011
  Retezat 1979 1998
  Danube Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Romania/Ukraine) 1998 2003, 2015 (joint report)
 
RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
47 biosphere reserves Kavkazskiy 1978 1998
  Okskiy 1978. Part of Oka River Valley until 2000 1998
  Prioksko-Terrasnyi 1978. Part of Oka River Valley until 2000 1999
  Sikhote-Alin 1978 1998
  Tsentral'nochernozem 1978 1999, 2016
  Astrakhanskiy 1984 2005, 2017
  Kronotskiy 1984 2005
  Laplandskiy 1984 1999, 2016
  Pechoro-llychskiy 1984 1998, 2017
  Sayano-Shushenskiy 1984 1999, 2017
  Sokhondinskiy 1984 1998
  Voronezhskiy 1984 1998, 2016
  Tsentral'nolesnoy 1985 1999
  Baikalskyi 1986. Part of Lake Baikal until 2000 2005
  Barguzinskyi 1986. Part of Lake Baikal until 2000 2012
  Tzentralnosibirskii 1986 2005
  Chernyje Zemli 1993 2009
  Taimyrsky 1995 2009
  Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina 1997 2009
  Daursky 1997 2009
  Teberda 1997 2009
  Nerusso-Desnianskoe-Polesie 2001 2014
  Visimskiy 2001 2014
  Vodlozersky 2001 2012
  Commander Islands 2002 2014
  Darvinskiy 2002 2013
  Nijegorodskoe Zavolje 2002 2014
  Smolensk Lakeland 2002 2013
  Ugra 2002 2013
  Far East Marine 2003 2014
  Kedrovaya Pad 2004 2016
  Kenozersky 2004 2017
  Valdaiskiy 2004 2017
  Khankaiskiy 2005 2017
  Middle-Volga Integrated 2006 2017
  Great Volzhsko-Kamsky 2007. (Composed of Raifa, Sarali, Spassky and Sviyazhsky units) 2017
  Rostovsky 2008 2017
  Altaisky 2009  
  Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain 2011  
  Bashkirskiyi Ural 2012  
  Great Altay Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Kazakhstan/Russian Federation) (former Katunskiy 2000) 2017  
  Khakassky 2017  
  Kizlyar Bay 2017  
  Metsola 2017  
  Mountainous Urals 2018  
  Lake Elton 2019  
  Kologrivsky Forest COMING SOON! 2020  
 
SERBIA  
2 biosphere reserves Golija-Studenica 2001 2012, 2016
  Backo Podunavlje 2017  
 
SLOVAKIA  
4 biosphere reserves Slovenský Kras 1977 1998, 2013
  Polana 1990 2001, 2013
  Tatra Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia) 1992 2014 (joint report), 2017
  East Carpathians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia/Ukraine) 1998 2014 (joint report), 2017
 
SLOVENIA  
4 biosphere reserves Julian Alps 2003 2014
  The Karst 2004 2015
  Kozjansko & Obsotelje 2010  
  Mura River 2018  
 
SPAIN  
52 biosphere reserves Sierra de Grazalema 1977 2004, 2015
  Ordesa-Viñamala 1977 (Extended in 2013) 2000, 2011
  Montseny 1978 2000, 2011
  Doñana 1980 2004, 2012
  Mancha Húmeda 1980 2002
  Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas 1983 2004, 2015
  Marismas del Odiel 1983 (Extended in 2017) 2004, 2017
  La Palma 1983 (Extended and renamed in 1997 and 2002) 2014
  Urdaibai 1984 2000, 2011
  Sierra Nevada 1986 2000, 2012
  Cuencas Altas del los Ríos Manzanares, Lozoya y Guadarrama 1992 (Extended in 2019) 2006
  Lanzarote 1993 2007
  Menorca 1993 (extended in 2004 and 2019) 2006, 2017
  Sierra de las Nieves 1995 2007, 2017
  Cabo de Gata-Nijar 1997 2011
  Isla de El Hierro 2000 2013
  Bardenas Reales 2000 2011
  Muniellos 2000 (Extension 2003 - Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica) 2014
  Somiedo 2000 2011
  Redes 2001 2013
  Dehesas de Sierra Morena 2002 2014
  Terras do Miño 2002 2014
  Valle de Laciana 2003. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica 2014
  Picos de Europa 2003. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica 2014
  Monfragüe 2003 2014
  Valles del Jubera, Leza, Cidacos y Alhama 2003 2014
  Babia 2004. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica 2015
  Área de Allariz 2005 2016
  Gran Canaria 2005 2016
  Sierra del Rincón 2005 2016
  Los Valles de Omaña y Luna 2005. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica (Extended in 2019) 2016
  Alto de Bernesga 2005. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica 2016
  Los Argüellos 2005. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica 2016
  Os Ancares Lucenses y Montes de Cervantes, Navia y Becerrea 2006. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica 2017
  Los Ancares Leoneses 2006. Elemento de la RB Gran Cantábrica 2017
  Las Sierras de Béjar y Francia 2006 2017
  Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean (Andalucia, Spain/Morocco) 2006 2017
  Río Eo, Oscos y Terras de Burron 2007  
  Fuerteventura 2009  
  Geres/Xures Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain) 2009  
  La Gomera 2012  
  Las Ubiñas-La Mesa 2012  
  Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo 2013  
  Real Sitio de San Ildefonso-El Espinar 2013  
  Terres de l’Ebre 2013  
  Meseta Ibérica Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain) 2015  
  Macizo de Anaga 2015  
  Tejo/Tajo Internacional Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain) 2016  
  Ponga 2018  
  Alto Turia 2019  
  La Siberia 2019  
  Valle del Cabriel 2019  
 
 SWEDEN  
7 biosphere reserves Lake Torne Area 1986. Withdrawn in 2010 1999
  Kristianstad Vattenrike 2005 2016
  Lake Vänern Archipelago 2010  
  Blekinge Archipelago 2011  
  Nedre Dalälven River Landscape 2011  
  East Vättern Scarp landscape 2012  
  Vindelälven-Juhttátahkka 2019  
  Voxnadalen 2019  
 
SWITZERLAND  
2 biosphere reserves Reservat da Biosfera Val Müstair-Parc Naziunal 1979 (former Swiss National Park, extended and renamed in 2010) 2010
  Entlebuch 2001 2012
 
TURKEY  
1 biosphere reserve Camili 2005 2017
 
UKRAINE  
8 biosphere reserves Chernomorskiy 1984 1999, 2014
  Askaniya-Nova 1985 1998, 2014
  Carpathian 1992 2003, 2014
  Danube Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Romania/Ukraine) 1998 (former Dunaisky) 2010, 2015 (joint report)
  East Carpathians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Poland/Slovakia/Ukraine) 1998 2014 (joint report)
  West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Belarus/Poland/Ukraine) 2002 (former Shatskiy - extended and renamed in 2012) 2014
  Desnianskyi 2009  
  Roztochya (since 2019 transboundary biosphere reserve with Roztocze - Poland) 2011  
 
UNITED KINGDOM  
7 biosphere reserves Wester Ross 1976 (former Beinn Eighe, extended and renamed in 2016) 2016
  North Devon 1976. (Extension 2002) 2016
  Biosffer Dyfi 1977 (Extended and Renamed - 2009) 2009
  Loch Druidibeg 1976. Withdrawn in 2013  
  Moor House-Upper Teesdale 1976. Withdrawn in 2012  
  North Norfolk Coast 1976. Withdrawn in 2014  
  Taynish 1977. Withdrawn in 2010  
  Galloway and southern Ayrshire 2012 (formerly Cairnsmore of Fleet and Silver Flowe Merrick Kells)  
  Brighton and Lewes Downs 2014  
  Isle of Man 2016  
  Isle of Wight 2019  
 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
28 biosphere reserves Aleutian Islands 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Beaver Creek 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Big Bend 1976 2017
  Cascade Head 1976 2015
  Central Plains 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Channel Islands 1976 2017
  Coram 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Denali 1976 2017
  Desert 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Everglades & Dry Tortugas 1976 2017
  Fraser 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Crown of the Continent 1976 (former Glacier, renamed in 2017) 2014
  H.J. Andrews 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Hubbard Brook 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Jornada 1976 2017
  Luquillo 1976 2017
  Noatak 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Olympic 1976 2017
  Organ Pipe Cactus 1976 2017
  Rocky Mountain 1976 2016
  San Dimas 1976. Withdrawn in 2018  
  San Joaquin 1976. Withdrawn in 2019 2017
  Sequoia-Kings Canyon 1976 2017
  Stanislas-Tuolumne 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Three Sisters 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Virgin Islands 1976. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Yellowstone - Grand Teton 1976 (former Yellowstone, renamed in 2018) 2014
  Konza Prairie 1978. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Niwot Ridge 1979. Withdrawn in 2017  
  University of Michigan Biological Station 1979 2014
  Virginia Coast 1979 2015
  Hawaiian Islands 1980 2017
  Isle Royale 1980 2017
  Big Thicket 1981 2017
  Guanica 1981  
  California Coast Ranges 1983. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Central Gulf Coastal Plain 1983 2014
  Congaree 1983 (former South Atlantic Coastal Plain, renamed in 2017) 2014
  Mojave and Colorado Deserts 1984 2017
  Carolinian South Atlantic 1986. Withdrawn in 2017  
  Glacier Bay-Admiralty Is 1986 2014
  Golden Gate 1988 2017
  New Jersey Pinelands 1988 2017
  Southern Appalachian 1988 2017
  Champlain-Adirondak 1986 2017
  Mammoth Cave Area 1990. Extention 1996 2017
  Land Between the Lakes 1991. Withdrawn in 2017  

 

Last updated: June 2019

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Albania

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Djana Bejko
Ministry of Environment
E-mail: djana.bejko@moe.gov.al

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Albania:

Ohrid-Prespa Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2014 (Transboundary BR with North Macedonia)
Periodic reviews: /

 

Andorra

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
N/A

N/A

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Andorra:

Ordino Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2020
Periodic reviews: /

 

Armenia

MAB Focal point:
Dr. Armen Saghatelyan
Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies
National Academy of Sciences 
Email: ecocenter@sci.am  

 

Austria

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Günter Köck
Austrian Academy of Sciences
International Research Programmes
E-mail: guenter.koeck@oeaw.ac.at

Prof. DI Dr. Arne Arnberger
Chairman
Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU)
E-mail: arne.arnberger@boku.ac.at  
 
Prof. Dr. Axel Borsdorf
Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research
Austrian Academy of Sciences 

Mag. Gabriele Eschig
Austrian UNESCO Commission
 
Prof. Dr. Marina Fischer-Kowalski
IFF - Social Ecology    

Mr. DI Elfriede Fuhrmann
Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry
 
Dr. Elke Atzler
Federal Ministry for European and Foreign Affairs 
 
DI Max Albrecht
Liaison Office of the Länder
c/o Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung
 
Emer. Univ.-Prof. Friedrich Ehrendorfer
University of Vienna
Faculty Centre of Biodiversity
 
Prof. Dr. Norbert Weixlbaumer
Department of Geography and Regional Research
University of Vienna

Prof. Dr. Marianne Penker
Institute for Sustainable Economic Development / Regional Development Group, 
Department of Economics and Social Sciences
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)

Prof. Dr. Brigitta Erschbamer
University of Innsbruck
Institute of Botany
 
Dr. Karolina Begusch-Pfefferkorn
Federal Ministry for Science and Research

Dr. Arno Mohl
WWF Austria
 
DI Wolfgang Mattes
Environmental Agency Austria
 
Prof. Dr. Marianne Popp
Faculty of Life Sciences, Univeristy of Vienna
 

There are 4 biosphere reserves in Austria:

Grosses Walsertal Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2011

Wienerwald Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2016

Salzburger Lungau & Kärtner Nockberg Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012
Periodic reviews: /

Lower Mura Valley Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

 

Azerbaijan

MAB Focal point:
Mr. Urkhan Alekprov
Chairperson
Academy of Sciences Azerbaijan
Email: urkhan.alekperov@un.azeri.com  

 

Belarus

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Natalia M. Rybianets
Belarusian State University
E-mail: mab@bsu.by

There are 3 biosphere reserves in Belarus:

Berezinskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1978
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2011

Belovezhskaya Pushcha Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993
Periodic reviews: 2005 and 2011

West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003 (since 2012 a Transboundary BR with Poland and Ukraine)
Periodic reviews: 2012

 

Belgium

MAB Focal point:
Mme. Brigitte Decadt
Coordination internationale/International Coordination
Politique scientifique fédérale/Belgian Science Policy
Email: brigitte.decadt@belspo.be 

 

Bulgaria

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Vladimir Vladimirov
Institute of biodiversity and ecosystem investigations
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
E-mail: vdvlad@bio.bas.bg

There are 10 biosphere reserves in Bulgaria:

Alibotouch Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2016

Bistrichko Branichté Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2016

Doupki-Djindjiritza Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2016

Mantaritza Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2016

Uzunbudzhak Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended in 2017)
Periodic reviews: 2016

Parangalitza Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2016

Srébarna Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended in 2017)
Periodic reviews: 2016

Tchervenata Sténa Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended in 2017)
Periodic reviews: 2016

Tchoupréné Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2016

Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017 (encompasses the former Steneto, Tsaritchina, Djendema and Boitine BR's)
Periodic reviews: /

 

Canada

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Eleanor Haine Bennett
Programme Officer, Natural Sciences
Canadian Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: eleanor-haine-bennett@ccunesco.ca

Mauren Reed
E-mail: mgr774@mail.usask.ca 

Debbie Pella Keen
E-mail: dpellakeen@vianet.ca 

Rebecca Hurwiz
E-mail: rebecca@clayoquotbiosphere.org 

Larry McDermott
E-mail: larryplentycanada@gmail.com 

Sébastien Goupil
E-mail: sebastien.goupil@unesco.ca 

There are 18 biosphere reserves in Canada:

Mont Saint Hilaire Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1978
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2009

Waterton Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2009

Long Point Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2012

Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2013

Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1988
Periodic reviews: 2003 and 2015

Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990
Periodic reviews: 2002 and 2014

Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2011

Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2012

Lac Saint Pierre Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2012

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2011

South West Nova Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2012

Thousand Islands - Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002 (extended in 2007)
Periodic reviews: 2018

Georgian Bay Littoral Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2016

Manicouagan Uapishka Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2018

Fundy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2018

Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

 

Croatia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Martina Vidakovic
Ministry of Environment and Energy
E-mail: martina.vidakovic@mzoe.hr

Ms Irina Zupan
Chairperson

Croatian Agency for Environment and Nature

 

Mr Neven Trenc

Croatian Agency for Environment and Nature

 

Mr Tomislav Bogdanović

Public Institution “Kopački rit Nature Park”

 

Mr Gordan Lukač
Public Institution “Paklenica National Park”

 

Ms Ana Brkljačić
Public Institution “Velebit Nature Park”

 

Mr Siniša Golub

“Međimurje Nature”, Public Institution for Nature Protection in Međimurje County

 

Ms Tatjana Arnold Sabo

Public Institution for Management of Protected Parts of Nature and Ecological Network of Virovitica - Podravina County

 

Mr Hrvoje Carić

Institute for Tourism

 

Ms Rut Carek

Ministry of Culture

 

Ms Martina Vidaković

Ministry of Environment and Energy

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Croatia:

Velebit Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2017

Mura Drava Danube Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012 (Transboundary BR with Hungary)
Periodic reviews: /

 

Cyprus

MAB Focal point:
Ms. Elena Stylianopoulou
Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
Email: estylianopoulou@environment.moa.gov.cy

 

Czech Republic

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Eva Jelinkova
Secretary of the Czech MAB National Committee
E-mail: evajelink@gmail.com

There are 6 biosphere reserves in the Czech Republic:

Krivoklátsko Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2017

Trebon Basin Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2016

Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2003 and 2014

Sumava Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990
Periodic reviews: 2017

Krkonoše/Karkonosze Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992 (Transboundary BR with Poland)
Periodic reviews: 2012

Bilé Karpaty Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1996
Periodic reviews: 2012

 

Denmark

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Jens Dalsgaard
Department of Nature and Environment
E-mail: jens.dalsgaard@uvm.dk

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Denmark:

Moen Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

 

Estonia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Toomas Kokovkin
Estonian National Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: toomas@pelagis.eu

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Estonia:

West Estonian Archipelago Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990
Periodic reviews: 2005 and 2016

 

Finland

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Jukka-Pekka Flander
Ministry of the Environment
E-mail: jukka-pekka-flander@ymparisto.fi

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Finland:

North Karelian Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992
Periodic reviews: 2009

Archipelago Sea Area Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1994
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2017

 

France

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mme. Catherine Cibien
MAB France
E-mail: catherine.cibien@mab-France.org

Website: www.mab-france.org

Didier BABIN
Président
president@mab-france.org 

Michèle MANOA
vice-présidente, Elue de la Réserve de biosphère des Cévennes

Anne-Caroline PREVOT
CNRS, vice-présidente

Jean-Pierre RANCHON
élu de la Réserve de biosphère du Mont Ventoux

Viviane DARGERY 
Elue de la Réserve de biosphère du Luberon Lure 

Françoise PERON 
élue de la Réserve de biosphère des îles et de la mer d'Iroise 

Ken REYNA
Réserve de biosphère du Mont Ventoux

Bérengère NOGUIER
Elue de la Réserve de biosphère des gorges du Gardon

Marc DECONCHAT
INRA

Philippe FELDMANN
Cirad

Raphaël MATHEVET
CNRS, trésorier 

Frédéric BIORET
Université de Bretagne occidentale

Mireille JARDIN
experte

Jean-Michel SALLES
CNRS
 

There are 14 biosphere reserves in France:

Camargue (Delta du Rhone) Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended in 2006)
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2017

Commune de Fakarava Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended and renamed in 2006)
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2017

Falasorma-Dui Sevi
Designated in 1977 (extended in 1990)
Periodic reviews: 1998, 2006 and 2017

Cévennes Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2015

Îles et Mer d'Iroise Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1988 (extended and renamed in 2012)
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2012

Mont Ventoux Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990
Periodic reviews: 2007 and 2018

Archipel de la Guadeloupe Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992
Periodic reviews: 2014

Luberon Lure Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1997 (extended and renamed in 2010)
Periodic reviews: 2010

Fontainebleau et du Gâtinais Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1998 (extended and renamed in 2010)
Periodic reviews: 2010

Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1998 (Transboundary BR with Germany)
Periodic reviews: 2000 (national report) and 2011 (joint report)

Bassin de la Dordogne Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012
Periodic reviews: /

Marais Audomarois Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2013
Periodic reviews: /

Mont Viso Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2013 (Transboundary BR with Italy)
Periodic reviews: /

Gorges du Gardon Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2015
Periodic reviews: /

 

Georgia

MAB Focal point:
Prof. Dr. Tengiz F. Urushadze
Georgian National Academy of Sciences
Email: t_urushadze@yahoo.com

 

Germany

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mrs. Barbara Engels
Secretariat of the MAB National Committee
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
E-mail: Barbara.Engels@bfn.de
Website: www.bfn.de

Ms. Inka Gnittke
Chairperson of the National MAB Committee
Robert-Schuman-Platz 3
D-53175 Bonn
Tel: (49) (0) 228/993052620
E-mail: inka.gnittke@bmu.bund.de

Ms. Barbara Engels
Executive Secretary
Secretariat of the German National MAB Committee
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
Konstantinstr. 110
53179 Bonn
Tel: + 49-(0)228-8491-1780
Mail: barbara.engels@bfn.de
 

Margret Brahms
Former Department Head of Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas Schleswig-Holstein (MELUR)

Gunther Brinkmann
Director of Forests of the Institute for Federal Real Estate (BImA)

Dr. Frauke Druckrey
Former Environmental Representative of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)

Renate Dylla
Nutritional science and Home economics, Project Management at Association of Organic Food Processors (AöL)

Birgit Grauvogel
Executive Secretary of Tourism Saarland

Thomas Habermann
Chief administrative officer of Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld (BR Rhön)

Prof. Dr. Hubertus Job
University of Würzburg, Chair for Geography and Regional Research

Adrian Johst
Executive Secretary of Naturstiftung David of BUNF Thüringen

Prof. Dr. Achim Lude
Chair for Education for Sustainable Development at the University of Education PH Ludwigsburg

Prof. Dr. Vera Luthardt
Chair for Vegetation science and Applied Plant Ecology at the Eberwalde University for Sustainable Development

Helga May-Didion
Head of Division, Nature and Animal Protection Forest, Ministry of Environment and Consumerism of the Saarland

Dr. Lutz Möller
Head of Division "Sustainable Development, Science " of the German Commission for UNESCO (DUK)

Dr. Kim Pollermann
Regional Development, Thünen-Institut

Prof. Dr. Diana Pretzell
Head of Nature Conservation WWF Germany

Prof. Dr. Irene Ring
Technical University Dresden, International Institute Zittau

Prof. D. Werner Wahmhoff
Vice Secretary General and Head of Division "Environmental Research and Nature Conservation" of the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU)

There are 16 biosphere reserves in Germany:

Flusslandschaft Elbe Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979 (extended in 1997)
Periodic reviews: 2002, 2009 and 2018

Thüringen Forest Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979 (extended in 1987 and 1990; extended and renamed in 2018)
Periodic reviews: 2002 and 2012

Berchtesgadener Land Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990 (extended and renamed in 2010)
Periodic reviews: 2003 and 2013

Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990
Periodic reviews: 2003 and 2013

Wadden Sea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990 (extended in 2004)
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2015

Spreewald Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1991
Periodic reviews: 2003 and 2013

South-East Rügen Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1991
Periodic reviews: 2004 and 2014

Rhön Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1991
Periodic reviews: 2004 and 2014

Waddensea of Lower Saxony Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2015

Waddensea of Hamburg Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2015

Oberlausitzer Heide and Teichlandschaft Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1996
Periodic reviews: 2007 and 2017

Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1998 (Transboundary BR with France)
Periodic reviews: 2004 and 2014 (national report), 2011 (joint report)

Schaalsee Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2012

Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: /

Schwabian Alps Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: /

Black Forest Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

 

Greece

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Prof. Michael Scoullos
Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development
E-mail: scoullos@mio-ecsde.org
 

There are 3 biosphere reserves in Greece:

Gorge of Samaria Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1981
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2014

Mount Olympus Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1981
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2016

Asterousia Mountain Range Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2020
Periodic reviews: /

 

Hungary

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Rozália Erdine Szekeres
Head of Department of Nature Conservation
Ministry of Rural Development
E-mail: rozalia.szekeres.erdine@fm.gov.hu
 

Main official correspondence addresstmf@fm.gov.huinfo@unesco.hu 

Ms Rozália Érdine dr. Szekeres
Chairperson
Kossuth Lajos tér 11.
H-1055 Budapest
Tel: (36-1)795-2397
E-mail: rozalia.szekeres.erdine@fm.gov.hu

Ms Krisztina Koczka
Secretary
E-mail: krisztina.koczka@fm.gov.hu  

Ms Szilvia Ádám
Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Nature Conservation

Dr. Attila Borhidi 
University of Pécs

Dr. András Báldi 
Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Director-General

Dr. János Tardy 
Budapesti Business School, College of Commerce, Catering and Tourism

Dr. Katalin Török 
Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Mr Péter Zambó 
Pilis Park Forestry Company Ltd.
Director-General

Dr. Dénes Bartha 
University of West Hungary
Faculty of Forestry

János Lerner 
Islandia Travel Agency 
Expert on Tourism

Dr. Szabolcs Lengyel 
Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

János Lingauer 
Nature Conservation Office

Dezső Szomor 
Szomor Ecofarm

Zsolt Tiffán 
Baranya County Assembly

Ákos Fáth 
Director of WWF Hungary

Balázs Veress 
Aggteleki National Park Directorate 

Szabolcs Závoczky 
Duna-Dráva National Park Directorate

Zoltán Puskás 
Balaton Uplands National Park Directorate

András Füri 
Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate

Gábor Reischl 
Fertő-Hanság National Park Directorate 

Gábor Szilágyi 
Hortobágyi National Park Directorate

Emil Boros Dr.
Kiskunsági National Park Directorate 

There are 6 biosphere reserves in Hungary:

Aggtelek Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2007 and 2014

Hortobágy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2007 and 2014

Kiskunság Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2007 and 2014

Lake Fertö Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2007 and 2014

Pilis Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1980
Periodic reviews: 2007 and 2014

Mura Drava Danube Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012 (Transboundary BR with Croatia)
Periodic reviews: /

 

Ireland

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
National Parks and Wildlife Service
E-mail: nature.conservation@chg.gov.ie

 

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Ireland:

Dublin Bay Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1981 (extended and renamed in 2015)
Periodic reviews: 2015

Kerry Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1982 (extended and renamed in 2017)
Periodic reviews: 2017

 

Israel

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Uriel Safriel
Israeli National Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: uriel36@gmail.com

 

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Israel:

Mount Carmel Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1996
Periodic reviews: 2007

Megiddo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011 (renamed in 2017)
Periodic reviews: /

 

Italy

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Maria Carmela Giarratano
Director General for Protection of Nature and Sea
Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea Protection
E-mail: PNM-UDG@minambiente.it
 

Maria Torresani
Italian National Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: torresani.maria@minambiente.it

Lucio Alberto Savoia
MAB Italy
General Secretary of Italian National Commission for UNESCO 
E-mail: comm.unesco@esteri.it

Gianfranco Tamburelli
Project Manager of National Research Council of Italy – C.N.R.

Pietro Oieni
State Forestry Corps – Office for Biodiversity

Paolo Ammassari
Chief Officer - General Directorate of Competitiveness for Rural Development
Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies 

Maria Maddalena Alessandro
General Directorate for Landscape, Architecture and Contemporary Arts 
Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities 

Corrado Carloni
Office VII – General Directorate for the Promotion of the “Country System”
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Serena Lippi
Chief Office VII – Directorate General for the Promotion of the “Country System”
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Francesco Branca
Technical Chief Office – General Directorate for International Affairs
Ministry of Education, Universities and Research 

Marcello Limina
General Director for International Affairs
Ministry of Education, Universities and Research 

Anna Maria Maggiore
Chief Section Division III (DG PNM)
Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protecion

There are 19 biosphere reserves in Italy:

Collemeluccio - Montedimezzo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2012

Circeo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2012

Miramare Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2011

Cilento and Vallo di Diano Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1997
Periodic reviews: 2013

Somma-Vesuvio and Miglio d'Oro Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1997
Periodic reviews: 2013

Ticino Val Grande Verbano Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002 (extended and renamed in 2018)
Periodic reviews: 2013

Tuscan Islands Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2014

Selve Costiere di Toscana Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2004 (extended and renamed in 2016)
Periodic reviews: 2016

Monviso Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2013 (Transboundary BR with France)
Periodic reviews: /

Sila Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2014
Periodic reviews: /

Appennino Tosco-Emiliano Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2015
Periodic reviews: /

Ledro Alps and Judicaria Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2015
Periodic reviews: /

Po Delta Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2015
Periodic reviews: /

Collina Po Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

Monte Peglia Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2018
Periodic reviews: /

Valle Camonica - Alto Sebino Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2018
Periodic reviews: /

Julian Alps Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

Po Grande Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

 

Latvia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Andris Urtans
Latvian National Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: office@unesco.lv

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Latvia:

North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1997
Periodic reviews: 2013

 

Lithuania

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Prof. Vincas Buda
Lithuanian National Academy of Sciences
E-mail: p.vinbuda@ekoi.lt

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Lithuania:

Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

 

Luxembourg

MAB Focal point:
Mme Simone Beck
Présidente
Commission nationale pour la coopération avec l'UNESCO
Email: simone.beck@education.lu 

 

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Luxembourg:

Minett
Designated in 2020
Periodic reviews: /

Malta

MAB Focal point:
Prof. Salvino Busuttil
Secretary General
Foundation for Internation Studies

 

Moldova

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Anatolie Risina
E-mail: anatolie.risina@gmail.com

 

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Moldova:

Lower Prut Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2018
Periodic reviews: /

 

Montenegro

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Jelena Radevic
Ministry for Sustainable Development and Tourism
E-mail: jelena.radevic@mrt.gov.me

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Montenegro:

Tara River Basin Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2017

 

Netherlands

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Bernard Baerends
Regional Affairs and Spatial Economic Policy Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
E-mail: b.baerends@mineleni.nl

There is 1 biosphere reserve in the Netherlands:

Maasheggen Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2018
Periodic reviews: /

 

North Macedonia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mrs. Lidija Topuzovska
Ministry of Culture
E-mail: l.topuzovska@kultura.gov.mk

There is 1 biosphere reserve in North Macedonia:

Ohrid-Prespa Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2014 (Transboundary BR with Albania)
Periodic reviews: /

 

Norway

MAB Focal point:
Mr. Olav Nord-Varhaug
Norwegian Environment Agency
E-mail: olav.nord-varhaug@miljodir.no

Ms Eva Hauge Fontaine
Secretary
Norwegian Environment Agency
E-mail: eva.hauge.fontaine@miljodir.no 

 

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Norway:

Nordhordland Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

 

Poland

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Zofia Nowicka
Polish MAB National Committee 
E-mail: znowicka@twarda.pl

Dr Joanna Adamczyk 
SGGW, Wydział Leśnictwa 

MSc. Andrzej Antczak 
Nadleśnictwo Białowieża

Dr hab. Radosław Dobrowolski 
UMCS, Instytut Nauk o Ziemi

Dr Bożena Haczek 
Departament Leśnictwa, Ochrony
Przyrody i Krajobrazu 
Ministerstwo Środowiska 

Prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Gałuszka 
Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach
Zakład Geochemii i Ochrony Środowiska

Dr Andrzej Raj
Dyrektor Karkonoskiego Parku Narodowego

Prof. dr hab. Roman Soja 
Instytut Geografii i PZ PAN, Zakład Geomorfologii

Dr Joanna Sposób 
Uniwersytet M. Curie-Skłodowskiej, ul. 

Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Witkowski 
AWF, Zakład Ekologii i Kształtowania Środowiska
 

There are 11 biosphere reserves in Poland:

Babia Gora Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2013

Bialowieza Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2013

Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976 (extended and renamed in 2017)
Periodic reviews: 2014

Slowinski Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 1998

Karkonosze Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992 (Transboundary BR with Czech Republic)
Periodic reviews: 2012 (joint report)

Tatra Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992 (Transboundary BR with Slovakia)
Periodic reviews: 2014 (joint report) and 2018 (national report)

East Carpathians Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1998 (Transboundary BR with Slovakia and Ukraine)
Periodic reviews: 2013 (joint report) and 2018 (national report)

Puszcza Kampinoska Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2013

West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002 (since 2012 a Transboundary BR with Belarus and Ukraine)
Periodic reviews: 2012

Tuchola Forest Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2010
Periodic reviews: /

Roztocze Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019 (Transboundary BR with Roztochya, Ukraine)
Periodic reviews: /

 

 

Portugal

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dra. Anabela Trindade
Instituto de Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (ICNF)
E-mail: anabela.trindade@icnf.pt

Eduardo Carqueijeiro
Secretary
Instituto de Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (ICNF)
E-mail: eduardo.carqueijeiro@icnf.pt 

Mário Antunes
President of the ONGA Tejo
E-mail: mario@agrotejo.pt 

 

José Eduardo
Presidente do Conselho de gestão da Reserva da Biosfera Ilha das Flores
E-mail: Jose.GF.Eduardo@azores.gov.pt 

 

Pedro Raposo
Presidente do Conselho de gestão da Reserva da Biosfera Ilha Graciosa
E-mail: Pedro.ML.Raposo@azores.gov.pt 

 

Fernando Ferreira
Presidente do Conselho de gestão da Reserva da Biosfera Ilha do Corvo
E-mail: Fernando.MC.Ferreira@azores.gov.pt 

 

Rui Sequeira
Presidente do Conselho de gestão da Reserva da Biosfera Ilha de São Jorge
E-mail: Rui.mv.sequeira@azores.gov.pt 

 

Duarte Figueiredo
Diretor do Departamento de Conservação da Natureza e Biodiversidade do Norte – ICNF, I.P
E-mail: Duarte. figueiredo@icnf.pt 

 

Fernando Ferreira
Presidente do Conselho de gestão da Reserva da Biosfera Ilha do Corvo
E-mail: Fernando.MC.Ferreira@azores.gov.pt 

 

Marcio Dinarte
Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Santana
E-mail: marcio.dinarte@cm-santana.com 

 

Sérgio Leandro
Deputy diretor School of Tourism and Maritime Technology
E-mail: sleandro@ipleiria.pt 

 

Ana Carvalho
Diretora do Agrupamento Europeu de Cooperação Territorial (AECT – ZASNET)
E-mail: Ana.carvalho@zasnet-aect.eu 

 

Teresa Fidélis
Diretora Regional da região Centro – ICNF, I.P.
E-mail: Teresa.Fidelis@icnf.pt 

 

Rita Alcazar
Liga para a Proteção da Natureza (LPN) Associação de Agricultores do Campo Branco
E-mail: rita.alcazar@lpn.pt 

 

Ana Nobre
Liga para a Proteção da Natureza (LPN) Associação de Agricultores do Campo Branco
E-mail: aacampobranco@sapo.pt 

 

David Marques
Vice - Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Castro Verde
E-mail: david.marques@cm-castroverde.pt 

 

Vera Chapado
E-mail: Vera.chapado@turismodeportugal.pt 

 

Teresa Andresen
E-mail: andresenteresa@gmail.com 

 

Sergio Gorjão
Secretário Executivo da Comissão Nacional da UNESCO
E-mail: sergio.gorjao@mne.pt 

 

Helena Freitas
Vice-reitora da Universidade de Coimbra
E-mail: hfreitas@ci.uc.pt 

 

 

There are 11 biosphere reserves in Portugal:

Paúl do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1981
Periodic reviews: 2014

Corvo Island Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2017; 2017

Graciosa Island Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2017; 2018

Flores Island Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: 2019

Gerês - Xurés Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009 (Transboundary BR with Spain)
Periodic reviews: /

Berlengas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

Santana Madeira Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

Meseta Ibérica Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2015 (Transboundary BR with Spain)
Periodic reviews: /

Fajãs de São Jorge Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

Tejo/Tajo Internacional Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016 (Transboundary BR with Spain)
Periodic reviews: /

Castro Verde
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

Porto Santo
Designated in 2020
Periodic reviews: /

 

 

Romania

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Ioan Jelev
Romanian National Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: serban@cnr-unesco.ro and ioan.jelev@hidro.ro

Mrs. Daniela Zaharia
Chairperson
Commission nationale de Roumanie pour l'UNESCO
 
Str. Anton Cehov nr. 8, Sector 1
011998 Bucarest 
E-mail: sg@cnr-unesco.ro 

Dr. Ioan Jelev
President of the the Romanian UNESCO MAB Commission
Commission nationale de Roumanie pour l'UNESCO
Str. Anton Cehov nr.8, Sector 1
011998 Bucarest

Tel.: (4.021) 213 13 33 E-mail: serban@cnr-unesco.ro 

 

Dr. Zoran Acimov
Retezat Biosphere Reserve
Nucșoara nr.284, com. Sălașu de Sus, jud. Hunedoara
2700
Tel:  (4.0254) 779 969 

E-mail:  zoran@retezat.ro 

 

Website: www.retezat.ro 

 

Dr. Ion Munteanu
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Str. Portului nr 34 A, Tulcea, 820243, Romania
Tel:  (4.0240) 518 945 

E-mail: ardd@ddbra.ro 

 

Dr. Dan Bălteanu
Romanian Academy, Institute of Geography
Str. Dimitrie Racovina nr.12, sector 2
70307 Bucharest
Tel: (4.021) 313 59 90 

E-mail: igar@geoinst.ro 

 

Dr. Dănuț Gîtan
National Agency for Mountainous Areas
Str. Runc, nr.23, Vatra Dornei
Jud. Suceava
Tel: (4.0230) 375 035 

E-mail: danut.gatan@azm.gov.ro 

 

Dr. Gheorghe Ionașcu
Romanian Scientific Academy
Str. Ilfov nr. 3, Bucarest
Tel: (4.021) 619 37 71 

E-mail: gionascu@yahoo.com 

 

Dr. Gheorghe Mărmureanu
National Institute of Earth Physics
Tel: (4.021) 405 06 70 

E-mail: marmur@infp.ro 

 

Dr. Dragoș Mihai
Protected Zones Department, National Directorate of Forests (ROMSILVA)
Tel:  (4.021) 317 10 05 

E-mail: dragos.mihai@rnp.rosilva.ro 

 

Dr. Simion Nicolaev
Romanian Institute of Marine Studies and Development (INCDM)
8700 Constanta

Tel: (4.0241) 54 32 88 

 

E-mail: nicolaev@alpha.rmri.ro 

 

Dr. Radu Rey
Mountain Economics Centre/Natural Institute of Eco-Economics Research
Vatra Dornei

Tel: (4.0230) 375 035 

 

E-mail: radurey@yahoo.com 

 

Dr. John Samad Smaranda
Ministry of the Environment and Forests
Tel: (4.021) 4089546 

E-mail: jsamad05@yahoo.com 

 

Dr. Angheluță Vădineanu
University of Bucarest, Faculty of Biology
Splaiul Independentei nr. 91-95, sector 5
76201 Bucharest

Tel: (4.021) 318 15 71 

 

E-mail: angheluta.vadineanu@g.unibuc.ro 

 

Ing. Mircea Vergheleț
Parc National Piatra Craiului
Tel: +40268 223 165 

E-mail: vmircea@pcrai.ro 

 

Dr. Claudiu Iușan
Rodna Mountains National Park Administration
str. Principală, Nr. 1455, Rodna,
427245, Bistrita-Nasaud

Tel: (40.26) 337 7715 

 

E-mail: apnmr@bistrita.rosilva.ro 

 

Website: www.parcrodna.ro 

 

Dr. Laurențiu Rozylowicz
University of Bucarest, CCMESI
Tel: 021 310 38 72 

E-mail: rozylowicz@gmail.com 

 

 

There are 3 biosphere reserves in Romania:

Pietrosul Mare Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2018

Retezat Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2018

Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1998 (Transboundary BR with Ukraine)
Periodic reviews: 2003 and 2015 (joint report)

 

 

Russian Federation

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Valery M. Neronov
Deputy Chairperson
Russian MAB National Committee
E-mail: rusmabcom@gmail.com

Mr Yury Dgebuadze
Chair of the Russian MAB Committee
Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution 
of the Russian Academy of Sciences 
E-mail: yudgeb@gmail.com 

Acad Igor Yu. Koropachinsky
Deputy Chairperson
Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
Central Siberian Botanical Garden

Acad Dmitry S. Pavlov
Deputy Chairperson
Russian Academy of Sciences
A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Prof Lev P. Rysin
Deputy Chairperson
Presidium, Russian Academy of Sciences
Department of General Biology

Dr Anna A. Lushchekina
Learned secretary
Russian Academy of Sciences
A. N. Svertsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Acad Yury P. Altukhov
Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of General Genetics

Prof Lev N. Andreev
Russian Academy of Sciences
Main Botanical Garden

Prof Yury I. Chernov
Russian Academy of Sciences
A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Prof S. Kust German
Moscow State University / Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Soil Science Vorobjevi Gory Moscow State University

Acad Vladimir M. Kotlyakov
Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Geography

Prof Georgii M. Lappo
Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Geography

Dr Vladimir I. Nikitishen
Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Physical, Chemical and Biological Problems of Soil Studies
Pushchino na Oke, Serpukhovsky district

Dr Nina M. Novikova
Russian Academy of Sciences
Water Problems Institute

Mr Vladimir Pischelev
State Committe of the Russian Federation for Environmental Protection

Prof Sergey M. Semenov
Institute of Global Climate and Ecology

Prof Zebry Sh. Shamsutdinov
Russian Academy of Agrosciences
All Russian Fodder Research Institute

Prof Michael I. Shatunovsky
Russian Academy of Sciences
A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Acad Eugene A. Vaganov
Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Forests and Timber

Prof Stanistlav E. Vompersky
Institute of Forestry

Prof Oleg N. Yanitsky
Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Sociology

There are 46 biosphere reserves in the Russian Federation:

Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1978
Periodic reviews: 1998 

Okskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1978
Periodic reviews: 1998 

Prioksko - Terrasniy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1978
Periodic reviews: 1999

Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1978
Periodic reviews: 1998

Tsentral'nochernozem Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1978
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2016

Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 2005 and 2017

Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 2005 

Laplandskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2016 

Pechoro - Ilychskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2017

Sayano - Shushenskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2017 

Sokhondskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 1998

Voronezhsky Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2016

Tsentral'nolesnoy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1985
Periodic reviews: 1999 

Baikalskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2005

Barguzinskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2012

Tzentralnosibirskii Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2005 

Chernyje Zemli Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993
Periodic reviews: 2009 and 2018

Taimyrsky Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1995
Periodic reviews: 2009

Daursky Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1997
Periodic reviews: 2009

Teberda Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1997
Periodic reviews: 2009 

Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1997
Periodic reviews: 2009

Katunskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000 (since 2017 part of the Transboundary Great Altay BR with Kazakhstan)
Periodic reviews: 2014

Nerusso - Desnianskoe - Polesie Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2014

Visimskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2014

Vodlozerskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2012

Commander Islands Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002
Periodic reviews: 2014

Darvinskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002
Periodic reviews: 2013

Nijegordskoe Zavolje Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002
Periodic reviews: 2014

Smolensk Lakeland Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002
Periodic reviews: 2013  

Ugra Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002
Periodic reviews: 2013

Far East Marine Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2014

Kedrovaya Pad Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2016

Kenozerskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2017

Valdaiskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2017

Khankaiskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2017

Middle Volga Integrated Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2017 

Great Volzhsko-Kamskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2017

Rostovskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2008
Periodic reviews: 2017 

Altaisky Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: /

Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

Bashkirskiyi Ural Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012
Periodic reviews: / 

Khakasskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

Kizlyar Bay Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: / 

Metsola Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

Mountainous Urals Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2018
Periodic reviews: /

Lake Elton Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

Kologrivsky Forest COMING SOON!
Designated in 2020
Periodic reviews: /

 

 

Serbia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Jasmina Jovic
Assistant Minister for the nature protection and climate change
Ministry of Environmental Protection
E-mail: jasmina.jovic@ekologija.gov.rs 

Ms. Aleksandra Doslic
Contact person
E-mail: aleksandra.doslic@ekologija.gov.rs  

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Serbia:

Golija - Studenica Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2012

Backo Podunavlje Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

 

Slovakia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dipl. Ing. Július Oszlányi
Slovak National Committee for UNESCO MAB Programme
Institute of Landscape Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
E-mail: julius.oszlanyi@savba.sk
 

Dipl. Ing. Vladimira Fabriciusova, Phd
Chairperson
Slovak National Committee for UNESCO MAB Programme
State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic
E-mail: vladimira.fabriciusova@sopsr.sk

 

Dipl. Ing. Zuzana Guziová
Acting Secretary
E-mail: zuzanaguzi@yahoo.com

There are 4 biosphere reserves in Slovakia:

Slovensky Kras Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2013

Polana Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2013

Tatra Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992 (Transboundary BR with Poland)
Periodic reviews: 2014 (joint report) and 2017 (national report)

East Carpathians Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1998 (Transboundary BR with Poland and Ukraine)
Periodic reviews: 2014 (joint report) and 2017 (national report)

 

 

Slovenia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Rosana Cerkvenik
Chairperson
Škocjan Caves Park  
Škocjan 2, 6215 Divača 
Tel: ++386 5 70 82 142 
E-mail: rosana.cerkvenik@psj.gov.si

Dr. Gordana Beltram
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

Marjutka Hafner
Secretary-general, Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO

Mojca Kunst
Director , Kozjanski Park (Kozjansko-Obsotelje Biosphere Reserve)

Davorin Koren
Triglav National Park (BR Julian Alps)

Mag. Damijan Jaklin
Mayor, Municipality Velika Polana (Mura Biosphere Reserve)

Simona Kaligarič
Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation, Regional Unit Maribor

There are 4 biosphere reserves in Slovenia:

Julian Alps Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2014

The Karst Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2015

Kozjansko & Obsotelje Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2010
Periodic reviews: /

Mura River Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2018
Periodic reviews: /

 

Spain

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
D. Basilio Rada Martínez
Director Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales
Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica
E-mail: secretaria.mab.esp@oapn.es

D.ª  Monserrat Fernández San Miguel
Directora Adjunta del Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente

D.ª  Nuria Carrasco Triguero
Comisión Española de Cooperación con la UNESCO
Dirección General de Relaciones Culturales y Científicas (AECID)

D.ª Begoña Nieto Gilarte
Directora General de Desarrollo Rural y Política Forestal
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente

D.ª   Lourdes Armesto López   
Subdirección General de Proyectos de Investigación
Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

D. Ricardo  Blanco Portillo
Subdirección General de Desarrollo y Sostenibilidad Turística
Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo

D.ª Esperanza Perea Acosta
Directora General de Espacios Naturales y Participación Ciudadana
Consejería de Medio Ambiente. 
Junta de Andalucía

D. Santiago Pablo Munilla López
Director General de de Conservación del Medio Natural
Departamento de Agricultura, Ganadería y Medio Ambiente
Gobierno de Aragón

D.ª Serafina Álvarez Murias
Directora General de Recursos Naturales
Principado de Asturias

D.ª  Neus Lliteras Reche
Directora General de Medio Natural, Educación Ambiental y Cambio Climático 
Gobierno Balear
    
D. Guacimara  Medina Pérez 
Viceconsejera de Medio Ambiente
Gobierno Canarias

D. Francisco Javier Manrique Martínez
Director General de Montes y Conservación de la Naturaleza
Consejería de Ganadería, Pesca y Desarrollo Rural
Gobierno de Cantabria 

D. Javier Gómez-Elvira González
Director General de Montes y Espacios Naturales
Consejería de Agricultura. Junta de Castilla la Mancha

D. José Ángel Arranz Sanz     
Director General del Medio Natural
Consejería de  Fomento y Medio Ambiente
Junta de Castilla y León

D. Ignasi  Rodríguez Galindo
Subdirector General de  la Biodiversidad 
Departamento de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca, Alimentación y
Medio Natural.Generalitat de Catalunya

D. Enrique Julián Fuentes
Director General de Medio Ambiente
Consejería de Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural, Medio Ambiente y Energía
Gobierno de Extremadura 

D.ª Verónica Tellado Barcia
Director Xeral de Conservación da Natureza
Consellería de Medio Ambiente, Territorio e Infraestructuras
Xunta de Galicia

D. José María Infante Olarte   
Director General de Calidad Ambiental 
Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería y Medio Ambiente
Gobierno de La Rioja

D. Ricardo Riquelme Sánchez de la Viña 
Director General del Medio Ambiente 
Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio.
Comunidad de Madrid

D. Andrés Eceolaza Carballo  
Director General de Medio Ambiente y Agua
Departamento de  Desarrollo Rural, Medio Ambiente y Administración Local
Gobierno de Navarra

D.ª  Amaia Barredo  Martín    
Directora de Biodiversidad y Participación Ambiental
Departamento de Medio Ambiente y Política Territorial
Gobierno Vasco

D.ª Asunción Ruiz Quijosa 
Directora Ejecutiva 
Sociedad Española de Ornitología. SEO/BirdLife

D. Theo Oberhuber             
Coordinador General de Ecologistas en Acción 

D.ª Natividad Hernando 
Secretaria de Salud Laboral y Medio Ambiente
Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT-CEC)

D. Iván  Albertos García  
Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE)

D. Agustín Palomino Valencia
Asociación Agraria Jóvenes Agricultores  ( ASAJA )

D.  Javier  Garat Pérez
Secretario General de la Confederación Española de Pesca (CEPESCA)

D. Tomás Rueda Gaona    
Presidente del  Consejo de Gestores de Reservas de la Biosfera
Gestor de la Reserva de la Biosfera de Sierra de las Nieves
Andalucía

Dña. Joana Barber Rosado
Secretaria del Consejo de Gestores de Reservas de la Biosfera
Gestora de la Reserva de la Biosfera de Montseny
Cataluña

D.ª Marisa Tejedor Salguero
Presidenta del Consejo Científico 
Universidad de La Laguna
Tenerife

D. Pablo Ramil Rego  
Secretario del Consejo Científico 
Vicerrector Adjunto de Investigación
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

D. Santiago Tadeo Florit
Presidente del Consejo Insular de Menorca

D.ª Sonia Castañeda Rial
Directora de la Fundación Biodiversidad  
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (MAGRAMA)

D. Francisco José Cantos  
Secretario del Comité Español del Programa  MaB 
Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales

There are 52 biosphere reserves in Spain:

Sierra de Grazalema Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2004 and 2015

Ordesa - Viñamala Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended in 2013)
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2011

Montseny Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1978
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2011

Doñana Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1980
Periodic reviews: 2004 and 2012

Mancha Húmeda Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1980
Periodic reviews: 2002

Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1983
Periodic reviews: 2004 and 2015

Marismas del Odiel Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1983 (extended in 2017)
Periodic reviews: 2004 and 2017

La Palma Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1983
Periodic reviews: 2002 and 2014

Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2011

Sierra Nevada Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2012 

Cuencas Altas del Rios Manzanares, Lozoya y Guadarrama Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992 (extended in 2019)
Periodic reviews: 2006

Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993
Periodic reviews: 2007 and 2018

Menorca Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993 (extended in 2019)
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2017

Sierra de las Nieves Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1995
Periodic reviews: 2007 and 2017

Cabo de Gata-Nijar Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1997
Periodic reviews: 2011

Isla de El Hierro Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2013

Bardenas Reales Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2011

Muniellos Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000 (extended in 2013)
Periodic reviews: 2014

Somiedo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2011

Redes Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2013

Dehesas de Sierra Morena Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002
Periodic reviews: 2014

Terras do Miño Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002
Periodic reviews: 2014

Valle de Laciana Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2014

Picos de Europa Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2014

Monfragüe Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2014

Valles del Jubera, Leza, Cidacos y Alhama Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2014

Babia Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2015

Alto de Bernesga Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2016

Area de Allariz Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2016

Gran Canaria Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2016

Los Argüellos Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2016

Los Valles de Omaña y Luna Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005 (extended in 2019)
Periodic reviews: 2016

Sierra del Rincón Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2016

Las Sierras de Béjar y Francia Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2017 

Los Ancares Leoneses Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2017

Los Ancares Lucenses y Montes Cervantes, Navia y Becerra Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2017

Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean
Designated in 2006 (Transboundary BR with Morocco)
Periodic reviews: 2017

Río Eo, Oscos y Terras de Burron Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2018

Fuerteventura Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: /

Géres - Xures Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009 (Transboundary BR with Portugal)
Periodic reviews: /

La Gomera Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012
Periodic reviews: / 

Las Ubiñas - La Mesa Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012
Periodic reviews: /

Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2013
Periodic reviews: / 

Real Sitio de San Ildefonso - El Espinar Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2013
Periodic reviews: /

Terres de l'Ebre Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2013
Periodic reviews: /

Macizo de Anaga Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2013
Periodic reviews: /

Meseta Ibérica Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2015 (Transboundary BR with Portugal)
Periodic reviews: /

Tejo/Tajo Internacional Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016 (Transboundary BR with Portugal)
Periodic reviews: /

Ponga Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2018
Periodic reviews: /

Alto Turia Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

La Siberia Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

Valle del Cabriel Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

 

 

Sweden

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr Marcus Carlsson Reich
Chair of the Swedish MAB Committee
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency  
E-mail: marcus.carlssonreich@naturvardsverket.se
Website: www.biosfarprogrammet.se

Ms Johanna MacTaggart
National MAB Coordinator
Biosfärkontoret, Box 77
SE-542 21 Mariestad
Tel.: +46 (0)70 660 05 07
E-mail: johanna.mactaggart@biosfarprogrammet.se 

Dr Olof Olsson
Stockholm Resilience Centre 
Tel.: +46 (0)8 674 77 48
E-mail: olof.olsson@su.se 

Mr Peter Blombäck
Swedish Forest Agency
Tel.: +46 (0)36 35 93 76
E-mail: peter.blomback@skogsstyrelsen.se 

Mr Dan Rydberg
Swedish Forest Agency
Tel.: +46 (0)31 705 62 48
E-mail: dan.rydberg@skogsstyrelsen.se 

 

There are 7 biosphere reserves in Sweden:

Kristianstad Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2016

Lake Vänern Archipelago Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2010
Periodic reviews: /

Blekinge Archipelago Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

Nedre Dalälven River Landscape Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

East Vättern Scarp Landscape Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012
Periodic reviews: /

Vindelälven-Juhttátahkka Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

Voxnadalen Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

 

Switzerland

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Franz-Sepp Stulz
Département fédéral de l'environnement, des transports, de l'énergie et de la communication (DETEC)
Office fédéral de l'environnement (OFEV)
E-mail: franz-sepp.stulz@bafu.admin.ch
 

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Switzerland:

Val Müstair - Parc Naziunal Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2010

Entlebüch Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2012

 

Turkey

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Şule Ürün
Turkish National Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: webmaster@unesco.org.tr

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Turkey:

Camili Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2017

 

Ukraine

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Pavlo Cherinko
Chief of the Nature Use and Protection Sector
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine  
E-mail: cherinko@nas.gov.ua

Prof Platon H. Kostyuk
Chairperson
Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
54, Volodymyrska St.
01601 Kyiv-30
Tel: (380.44) 253 29 09
E-mail:  spop@nas.gov.ua

Dr Sergey A. Aphanasyev
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Institute of Hydrobiology

Prof. Yakiv P. Didukh
Director, Kholodny Institute of Botany
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Prof Myhailo D. Grodzinskiy
Tarasa Shevchenko National University
Department of International Ecological Cooperation

Viktor Havrylenko
Director, F.E.Falz-Fein Biosphere Reserve "Askania-Nova

Prof. Mykhailo A. Holubets
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Institute of Ecology of the Carpathian

Vasyil O. Kopach
Uzhansky National Nature Park
Ukrainian part of the East Carpathians Biosphere Reserve,

Prof. Nataliya R. Malysheva
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Koretskiy Institute of State and Law

Prof. Vitaliy V. Medvedev
Ukrainian Agricultural Academy
Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry

Prof. Mycola S. Ognianik
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Institute of Geological Sciences

Dr. Tetiana V. Poltoratska
Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Department of the Environment Protection and Nature Use

Prof. Leonid G. Rudenko
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Institute of Geography

Mykola P. Stetsenko
State Service of Reserving Problems

Mykola M. Vedmid'
State Forestry Committee

Mr Oleg V. Yatsinsivskiy
Chef, UNESCO Department
National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO

Prof. Igor G. Yemelyanov
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Shmalhausen Institute of Zoology

Volodymyr V. Zhmutsky
State Committee of Land Resources of Ukraine

 

There are 8 biosphere reserves in Ukraine:

Chernomorskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2012

Askaniya - Nova Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1985
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2012

Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992
Periodic reviews: 2003 and 2014

Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1998 (Transboundary BR with Romania)
Periodic reviews: 2010 (national report); 2015 (joint report)

East Carpathians Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1998 (Transboundary BR with Poland and Slovakia)
Periodic reviews: 2014 (joint report); 2018 (national report)

West Polesie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002 as Shatskiy Biosphere Reserve (since 2012 part of the Transboundary West Polesie BR with Belarus and Poland)
Periodic reviews: 2014

Desnianskiy Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: /

Roztochya Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011 (since 2019 Transboundary BR with Roztocze, Poland)
Periodic reviews: /

 

United Kingdom

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr Martin Price
Professor Emeritus
Centre for Mountain Studies
Perth College
University of the Highlands and Islands
Crieff Road
Perth PH1 2NX
UK

E-mail: martin.price.emeritus@uhi.ac.uk
Website: www.unesco-mab.org.uk

Professor Matthew Cragoe
Chairholder
Pro Vice Chancellor/Head College of Arts
University of Lincoln
Email: mcragoe@lincoln.ac.uk 

Andy Bell 
North Devon Biosphere Service: BR coordinator

Graham Drucker 
World Cetacean Alliance

Mark Hammond 
Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Environment Division

Dai Harris 
Welsh Government, Department for Natural Resources and Food

Hugh Dignon 
Scottish Government, Natural Resources Division, Directorate of Environment and Forestry

Richard Howorth 
Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere

Peter Longworth 
Isle of Man Biosphere

Chris Mahon 
IUCN National Committee UK

Joan Mitchell 
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere: BR Partnership

Neil Ravenscroft 
University of Brighton

Andy Rowland 
Dyfi Biosphere Partnership

Audrey Sinclair 
Wester Ross Biosphere

Andy Tully 
Department for Food and Rural Affairs, International Protected Areas Team

There are 7 biosphere reserves in the United Kingdom:

Wester Ross Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976 (extended and renamed in 2016)
Periodic reviews: 2016

North Devon Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976 (extended in 2002)
Periodic reviews: 2016

Biosffer Dyfi Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended and renamed in 2009)
Periodic reviews: 2009

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012
Periodic reviews: /

Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2014
Periodic reviews: /

Isle of Man Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

Isle of Wight Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2019
Periodic reviews: /

 

United States of America

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Paul T. Mungai
Science Officer
U.S. Department of State
E-mail: MungaiP@state.gov

Jennifer Thomsen
Assistant Professor of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management College of Forestry and Conservation
University of Montana
E-mail: jennifer.thomsen@umontana.edu

Vern (Tom) Gilbert
President, U.S. Biosphere Reserve Association
E-mail: vernongilbert@comcast.net 

William Gregg
Expert
wpgregg@frontiernet.net

John Dennis
National Park Service
john_dennis@nps.gov

Lauren Wenzel
National Marine Protected Areas Center
lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov

Gwyneira Isaac
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
IsaacG@si.edu

There are 28 biosphere reserves in the United States of America:

Big Bend Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976 
Periodic reviews: 2017

Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976 
Periodic reviews: 2017

Channel Islands Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2017

Crown of the Continent Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976 (renamed in 2017)
Periodic reviews: 2017

Denali Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012
Periodic reviews: 2017

Everglades & Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2017

Jornada Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2017

Luquillo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2017

Olympic Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2017

Organ Pipe Cactus Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2017

Rocky Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2016

Sequoia - Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2017

Yellowstone - Grand Teton Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976 (renamed in 2018)
Periodic reviews: 2018

University of Michigan Biological Station Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2018

Virginia Coast Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2017

Hawaiian Islands Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1980
Periodic reviews: 2017

Isle Royal Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1980
Periodic reviews: 2017

Big Thicket Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1981
Periodic reviews: 2017

Guanica Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1981
Periodic reviews: 2017

Central Gulf Coastal Plains Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1983
Periodic reviews: 2018

Congaree Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1983 (renamed in 2017)
Periodic reviews: 2017

Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 2017

Glacier Bay - Admiralty Island Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2018

Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1988
Periodic reviews: 2017

New Jersey Pinelands Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1988
Periodic reviews: 2017

Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1988
Periodic reviews: 2017

Champlain - Adirondak Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1989
Periodic reviews: 2017

Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990 (extended in 1996)
Periodic reviews: 2017