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Biosphere reserves in Latin America and the Caribbean

There are 130 biosphere reserves in 21 countries of Latin America and the Carribean.

Countries
Biosphere Reserve
Year of designation
Periodic Reviews
ARGENTINA  
15 biosphere reserves San Guillermo 1980 2000
  Laguna Blanca 1982 2000, 2017
  Costero del Sur 1984 2000, 2017
  Ñacuñán 1986 2000, 2017
  Laguna de Pozuelos 1990 2006
  Yabotí 1995 2006, 2017
  Mar Chiquita 1996 2012
  Delta del Paraná 2000 2016
  Riacho Teuquito 2000 2014
  Laguna Oca y Herraduras del Río Paraguay 2001 (Former Laguna Oca del Río Paraguay - extended and renamed in 2014) 2014
  Las Yungas 2002 2014
  Andino Norpatagónica 2007  
  Pereyra Iraola 2007  
  Valdés 2014  
  Patagonia Azul 2015  
 
BOLIVIA  
3 biosphere reserves Pilón-Lajas 1977 2006
  Ulla Ulla 1977 2006
  Beni 1986 2006
 
BRAZIL  
7 biosphere reserves Mata Atlântica 1993. (Extended in 2002 and 2009) 2009
  Cerrado 1993. (Extended in 2000 and 2001) 2017
  Pantanal 2000 2016
  Caatinga 2001 2016
  Central Amazon 2001 2016
  Espinhaço Range 2005 2016
  Sao Paulo City Green Belt 2017  
 
CHILE  
10 biosphere reserves Fray Jorge 1977. (Extended in 2012) 1999, 2012
  Archipiélago de Juan Fernández 1977 (Extended in 2019) 1999, 2017
  Torres de Paine 1978 1999, 2017
  Laguna San Rafael y El Guayaneco 1979 (Extended in 2019) 1999, 2017
  Lauca 1981 1999, 2017
  Araucarias 1983. (Extended in 2010) 1999, 2010, 2017
  La Campana-Peñuelas 1984 (Extended in 2009) 1999, 2009, 2017
  Cabo de Hornos 2005 2017
  Bosques Templados Lluviosos de los Andes Australes 2007  
  Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán - Laguna del Laja 2011  
 
COLOMBIA  
5 biosphere reserves Cinturón Andino 1979 2001, 2011
  El Tuparro 1979 2001, 2011
  Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta 1979 2001, 2011
  Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta 2000 2011
  Seaflower 2000 2011
 
COSTA RICA  
4 biosphere reserves La Amistad 1982 2002, 2015
  Cordillera Volcánica Central 1988. (Extended in 2010) 2003, 2010
  Agua y Paz 2007  
  Savegre 2017  
 
CUBA  
6 biosphere reserves Sierra del Rosario 1984 1998
  Cuchillas del Toa 1987 1999
  Península de Guanahacabibes 1987 1999
  Baconao 1987 1999
  Ciénaga de Zapata 2000 2011
  Buenavista 2000 2011
 
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  
1 biosphere reserve La Selle - Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Dominican Republic/Haiti) (former Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo, 2002) 2017  
 
ECUADOR  
7 biosphere reserves Galápagos 1984 (Extended in 2019) 1999, 2016
  Yasuni 1989 2001, 2017
  Sumaco 2000. (Extended in 2002) 2016
  Podocarpus-El Condor 2007  
  Macizo del Cajas 2013  
  Bosque Seco (Part of Transboundary Bosques de Paz with Peru) 2014 (2017 Transboundary with Peru)  
  Choco Andino de Pichincha 2018  
 
EL SALVADOR  
3 biosphere reserves Apaneca-Llamatepec 2007  
  Xiriualtique Jiquitizco 2007  
  Trifinio Fraternidad Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras) 2011  
 
GUATEMALA  
3 biosphere reserves Maya 1990 2001
  Sierra de las Minas 1992 2013
  Trifinio Fraternidad Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras) 2011  
 
HAITI  
2 biosphere reserve La Selle - Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Dominican Republic/Haiti) (former La Selle 2012) 2017  
  La Hotte 2016  
 
HONDURAS  
4 biosphere reserves Río Plátano 1979 2015
  Trifinio Fraternidad Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras) 2011 (Extended in 2016)  
  Cacique Lempira, Señor de las Montañas 2015  
  San Marcos de Colón 2017  
 
MEXICO  
42 biosphere reserves Mapimí 1977 1998, 2013
  La Michilía 1977 1998
  Montes Azules 1979 1998, 2013
  El Cielo 1986 2002, 2013
  Sian Ka'an 1986 1999, 2016
  Sierra de Manantlán 1988 1999, 2013
  Región de Calakmul 1993. (Calakmul, extended and renamed in 2006) 2006
  El Triunfo 1993 2005, 2016
  El Vizcaíno 1993 2005
  Alto Golfo de California y El Pinacate 1993. (former Alto GolfoExtended in 1995) 2014
  Islas del Golfo de California 1995 2014
  Sierra Gorda 2001 2013
  Sierra La Laguna 2003 2014
  Banco Chinchorro 2003 2016
  Ría Celestún 2004 2016
  Ría Lagartos 2004 2016
  Arrecife Alacranes 2006  
  Barranca de Metztilán 2006  
  Chamela-Cuixmala 2006  
  Cuatrociénegas 2006  
  Cumbres de Monterrey 2006  
  Huatulco 2006  
  La Encrucijada 2006 2017
  La Primavera 2006  
  La Sepultura 2006  
  Laguna Madre y Delta Río Bravo 2006  
  Los Tuxtlas 2006  
  Maderas del Carmen, Coahuila 2006  
  Mariposa Monarca 2006  
  Pantanos de Centla 2006  
  Selva El Ocote 2006  
  Sierra de Huautla 2006 2017
  Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano 2006  
  Volcán Tacaná 2006 2017
  Sierra de Alamos - Río Cuchujaqui 2007  
  Islas Marietas 2008  
  Lagunas de Montebello 2009  
  Naha-Metzabok 2010  
  Los Volcanes 2010  
  Islas María 2010  
  Tehuacán-Cuicatlán 2012  
  Isla Cozumel 2016  
 
NICARAGUA  
3 biosphere reserves Bosawas 1997  
  Río San Juan 2003  
  Ometepe Island 2010  
 
PANAMA  
2 biosphere reserves Darién 1983 2000, 2017/td>
  La Amistad 2000 2017
 
PARAGUAY  
3 biosphere reserves Bosque Mbaracayú 2000 2013
  El Chaco 2005  
  Itaipu 2017  
 
PERU  
5 biosphere reserves Huascarán 1977 1999, 2005, 2012
  Manu 1977 (Extended in 2017) 1999, 2012
  Noroeste Amotapes-Manglares (Part of Transboundary Bosques de Paz with Ecuador) 1977 (2017, Transboundary with Ecuador) 1999, 2012
  Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha 2010  
  Gran Pajatén 2016  
 
SAINT KITTS and NEVIS  
1 biosphere reserve St. Mary's 2011  
 
URUGUAY  
2 biosphere reserve Bañados del Este 1976 2005, 2014
  Bioma Pampa-Quebradas del Norte 2014  
 
VENEZUELA  
2 biosphere reserves Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare 1993 2017
  Delta del Orinoco 2009  

 

Last updated: July 2018

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Argentina

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Abelardo Llosa
Director Nacional de Planificación
y Ordenamiento Ambiental del Territorio
Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible
Argentina 
Tel.:  +5411 4348 8444
E-mail: allosa@ambiente.gob.ar

Lic. Graciela M. Pien
Subsecretaría de Planificación y Política Ambiental
Punto focal técnico del Programa MAB
San Martín 451 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires – Argentina
Email: gpien@ambiente.gob.ar

There are 15 biosphere reserves in Argentina:

San Guillermo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1980
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2018

Laguna Blanca Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1982
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2017
 

Costero del Sur Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2017

Nacuñán Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2017

Laguna de Pozuelos Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2018

Yabotí Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1995
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2017

Mar Chiquita Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1996
Periodic reviews: 2012
 

Delta del Paraná Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2016

Riacho Teuquito Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2014

Laguna Oca y Herraduras del Río Paraguay Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001 (extended and renamed in 2014)
Periodic reviews: 2014

Las Yungas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002
Periodic reviews: 2014

Andino Norpatagónica Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2018

Pereyra Iraola Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: /

Valdés Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2014
Periodic reviews: /
 

Patagonia Azul Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2015
Periodic reviews: /

 

Bolivia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ing. Alfredy Guillermo Alvarez Saavedra
Viceministro de Medio Ambiente, Biodiversidad,
Cambios Climáticos y de Gestión y Desarrollo Forestal
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Agua
E-mail:  alfredy23@gmail.com 

Enzo Aliaga Rossel Ph.D.

Punto Focal MAB Alterno
Director General de Biodiversidad y Áreas Protegidas
Viceministerio de Medio Ambiente, Biodiversidad, Cambios Climáticos y de Gestión y Desarrollo Forestal
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Agua
E-mail:  ealiagar@hotmail.com

Ing. Alvaro Nemo Baez Flores

Punto Focal Tecnico MAB
Jefe de la Unidad de Gestión y Conservación Ecorregional del Altiplano, Valles y Chaco
E-mail:  alvarobaez101@gmail.com

There are 3 biosphere reserves in Bolivia:

Pilón-Lajas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2018

Ulla Ulla Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2018

Beni Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2018

 

Brazil

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. José Pedro de Oliveira Costa
Presidente de COBRAMAB
Secrétario de Biodiversidade
Ministério do Meio Ambiente
E-mail: cobramab@mma.gov.br

There are 7 biosphere reserves in Brazil:

Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993
Periodic reviews: 2002 and 2009

Cerrado Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1994
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2017

Pantanal Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2016

Caatinga Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2016

Central Amazon Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2016

Espinhaço Range Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2016

Sao Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017 (before part of the Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve)
Periodic reviews: /

 

Chile

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Mario Gálvez
Punto Focal del Comité Nacional del Programa MAB de Chile
Dirección Regional de Valparaíso
Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF)
E-mail: mario.galvez@conaf.cl

There are 10 biosphere reserves in Chile:

Fray Jorge Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended in 2012)
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2012

Archipiélago de Juan Fernández Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended in 2019)
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2017

Torres del Paine Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1978
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2017

Laguna San Rafael y El Guayaneco Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979 (extended in 2019)
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2017

Lauca Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1981
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2017

Araucarias Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1983 (extended in 2010)
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2017

La Campana - Peñuelas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984 (extended in 2009)
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2017

Cabo de Hornos Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2017

Bosques Templados Lluviosos de Los Andes Australes Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2018

Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán - Laguna de Laja Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

 

Colombia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Emilio Rodriguez
Director de Bosques, Biodiversidad y Servicios Ecosistemicos
Ministério de Ambiente y Desarrollo
E-mail: erodriguezb@minambiente.gov.co

There are 5 biosphere reserves in Colombia:

Cinturón Andino Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2011

El Tuparro Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2011

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2001

Ciénaga de Santa Marta Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2011

Seaflower Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2011

 

Costa Rica

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Fernando Bermúdez Acuña
Presidente del Comité Nacional MAB Costa Rica
E-mail: comitemab.cr@gmail.com

Tania Moreno
Vicepresidenta del Comité Nacional MAB Costa Rica
Sector Académico

Fernando Azofeifa
Secretario del Comité Nacional MAB Costa Rica
 Comité de Gestión de la Reserva de Biosfera Agua y Paz

Andrea Herrera
Tesorería del Comité Nacional MAB Costa Rica
Coordinadora Reserva de Biosfera Savegre

Ronald Chan
Vocalía 1
Coordinador Reserva de Biosfera Amistad 

There are 4 biosphere reserves in Costa Rica:

La Amistad Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1982
Periodic reviews: 2002 and 2015

Cordillera Volcánica Central Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1988 (extended in 2010)
Periodic reviews: 2003 and 2010

Agua y Paz Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: /

Savegre Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

 

Cuba

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Maritza Garcia Garcia
Presidenta del Comité Nacional MAB Cuba
Directora del Centro Nacional de Areas Protegidas de Cuba
E-mail: maritzagarcia@ama.cu

There are 6 biosphere reserves in Cuba:

Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1984
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2018

Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1987
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2018

Península de Guanahacabibes Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1987
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2018

Baconao Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1987
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2018

Ciénaga de Zapata Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2011

Buenavista Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2011

 

Curaçao

MAB Focal point:

Mark A. Hawkins, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Research 
Faculty of Social Science and Economics 
University of the Netherlands Antilles 

 

Dominica

MAB Focal point:
Mr. Terry Orlando Raymond
MAB Focal Point Dominica
E-mail: terryorlandoraymond@gmail.com

 

Dominican Republic

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Bautista Rojas Gómez
Presidente del Comité Nacional MAB 

Ministro de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
E-mail: contacto@medioambiente.gob.do

 

Ms. Gloria Santana
Responsable de la Reserva de Biosfera Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo
Dirección de Areas Protegidas
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Email: glomasanta@hotmail.com

There is 1 biosphere reserve in the Dominican Republic:

Jaragua - Bahoruco - Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2002 (Transboundary BR with La Selle, Haiti, since 2017)
Periodic reviews: 2015

 

Ecuador

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Wilson Alfonso ROJAS
Director Nacional de Biodiversidad
Ministerio del Ambiente
E-mail: alfonso.rojas@ambiente.gob.ec

There are 7 biosphere reserves in Ecuador:

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

Yasuni Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1989
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2017

Sumaco Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000 (extended in 2002)
Periodic reviews: 2016

Podocarpus - El Condor Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2018

Macizo del Cajas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2013
Periodic reviews: /

Bosque Seco Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2014 (Transboundary Bosques de Paz Biosphere Reserve with Peru since 2017)
Periodic reviews: /

Choco Andino de Pichíncha Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2018
Periodic reviews: /

 

El Salvador

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Javier Arturo Magaña
Dirección General de Ecosistemas y Vida Silvestre
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Email: jmagana@marn.gob.sv 

Mr. Javier Arturo Magaña
Especialista en Manejo Social de Cuencas
Dirección General de Ecosistemas y Vida Silvestre
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Email: jmagana@marn.gob.sv

There are 3 biosphere reserves in El Salvador:

Apaneca - Llamatepec Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: /

Xiriualtique - Jiquilitzco Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2018

Trifinio Fraternidad Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011 (Transboundary Biosphere Reserve with Guatemala and Honduras)
Periodic reviews: /

 

Guatemala

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Deyssi Rodríguez
Punto Focal
Asesora Profesional en Desarrollo del SIGAP
Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP)
5a. Avenida 6-06 zona 1, Ciudad de Guatemala, Edificio IPM 5to. Nivel, Oficina 510
Tel.: (502) 2291-4600 Ext. 1506/1508
E-mail: deyssi.rodriguez@conap.gob.gt

There are 3 biosphere reserves in Guatemala:

Maya Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1990
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2018

Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1992
Periodic reviews: 2013

Trifinio Fraternidad Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011 (Transboundary Biosphere Reserve with El Salvador and Honduras)
Periodic reviews: /

 

Haiti

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Joseph Emmanuel Philippe
Point Focal du MAB
Ministère de l'Environnement d'Haiti
E-mail: mangofil@gmail.com

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Haiti:

La Selle Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012 (Transboundary BR with Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo, Dominican Republic, since 2017)
Periodic reviews: /

La Hotte Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

 

Honduras

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Angel Matute
Sub Director Ejecutivo
Instituto de Conservación Forestal
E-mail: amatute@icf.gob.hn

There are 4 biosphere reserves in Honduras:

Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1980
Periodic reviews: 2015

Trifinio Fraternidad Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011 (Transboundary Biosphere Reserve with El Salvador and Guatemala, extended in 2016)
Periodic reviews: /

Cacique Lempira, Señor de las Montañas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2015
Periodic reviews: /

San Marcos de Colón Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

 

Jamaica

MAB Focal point:
Ms. Marlet Wellington
Director of Planning
Trelawny Planning Council
E-mail: marletw@trelawnypc.org

 

Mexico

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Sergio Guevara Sada
Coordinador Comité Nacional MAB
Departemento de Ecología Funcional
Instituto de Ecologia A.C.
E-mail: sergio.guevara@inecol.mx

Biol. Andrew John Rodes Espinoza
Comisionado Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas
CONANP
 
Sr. Fernando Camacho Rico
Director General de Desrrollo Institucional y Promoción
CONANP

There are 42 biosphere reserves in Mexico:

Mapimí Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2013

La Michilia Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2018

Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 1998 and 2013

El Cielo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2002 and 2013

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2016

Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1988
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2013

Región de Calakmul Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993 (extended in 2006)
Periodic reviews: 2006 and 2018

El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993
Periodic reviews: 2005 and 2016

El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993
Periodic reviews: 2005 and 2018

Alto Golfo de California y El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993 (extended in 1995)
Periodic reviews: 2014

Islas del Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1995
Periodic reviews: 2014

Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2001
Periodic reviews: 2013

Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2014

Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2016

Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2016

Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2016

Arrecife Alacranes Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Barranca de Metztilán Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: /

Chamela Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Cuatrociénagas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Cumbres de Monterrey Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Huatulco Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: /

La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2017

La Primavera Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Laguna Madre y Delta Río Bravo Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: /

Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: /

Maderas del Carmen Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Mariposa Monarca Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Selva El Ocote Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Sierra de Huautla Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2017

Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2018

Volcán Tacána Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2006
Periodic reviews: 2017

Sierra de Alamos - Río Cuchujaqui Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: /

Islas Marietas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2008
Periodic reviews: /

Lagunas de Montebello Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: /

Naha-Metzabok Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2010
Periodic reviews: /

Los Volcanes Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2010
Periodic reviews: /

Islas Marias Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2010
Periodic reviews: /

Tehuacán - Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2012
Periodic reviews: /

Isla Cozumel Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

Nicaragua

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Carlos Ramiro Mejia Urbina
Director General de Patrimonio Natural
Ministerio del Ambiente y de los Recursos Naturales (MARENA)
E-mail: cmejia@marena.gob.ni

There are 3 biosphere reserves in Nicaragua:

Bosawas Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1997
Periodic reviews: 2018

Rió San Juan Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2003
Periodic reviews: 2018

Ometepe Island Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2010
Periodic reviews: /

 

Panama

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Patricia Hernández
Directora de Areas Protegidas y Biodiversidad
Ministerio de Ambiente
E-mail: phernandez@miambiente.gob.pa

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Panama:

Darién Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1983
Periodic reviews: 2000 and 2017

La Amistad Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2017

 

Paraguay

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Fátima Mereles
Comité MAB Paraguay
E-mail: fmereles@sce.cnc.una.py

There are 3 biosphere reserves in Paraguay:

Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2013

El Chaco Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: /

Itaipu Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

 

Peru

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Pedro Gamboa Moquillaza
Jefe del Servicio Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP)
Ministerio del Ambiente
E-mail: pgamboa@sernanp.gob.pe

Ms. Rosario Barrera Cáceres
Secretaria Técnica MAB
Servicio Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP)
Ministerio del Ambiente
Email: rbarrera@sernanp.gob.pe

There are 5 biosphere reserves in Peru:

Huascarán Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1999, 2005 and 2012

Manu Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977 (extended in 2017)
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2012

Noroeste Amotapes - Manglares Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011 (since 2017 part of the Transboundary Bosques de Paz Biosphere Reserve with Ecuador)
Periodic reviews: 1999 and 2012

Oxapampa - Ashaninka - Yanesha Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2010
Periodic reviews: /

Gran Pajatén Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

 

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Antonio Maynard
Secretary General
National Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: unesconatcom@caribsurf.com

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Saint Kitts and Nevis:

St. Mary's Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

 

Sint Maarten

MAB Focal point:
Ms. Marcellia Henry
Secretary General UNESCO Sint Maarten
Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports
E-mail: henrymarcellia@gmail.com

 

Uruguay

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Pablo Urruti Ganduglia
División de Biodiversidad del'Area de Ecosistemas
Dirección Nacional de Medioambiente
E-mail: pablo.urruti@mvotma.gub.uy

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Uruguay:

Bañados del Este Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1976
Periodic reviews: 2014

Bioma Pampa - Quebradas del Norte Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2014
Periodic reviews: /

 

Venezuela

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Edis Solórzano
Dirección General de Diversidad Biológica
Ministerio del Poder Popular para Ecosocialismo y Aguas
E-mail: diversidadbiologicaven.dg@gmail.com

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Venezuela:

Alto Orinoco - Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993
Periodic reviews: 2017

Delta Orinoco Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: /