Discover the new biosphere reserves in Africa and the Arab States! Lesotho, Libya and Saudi Arabia join the MAB Network this year with the designation of their first sites: Matšeng Biosphere Reserve, Ashaafean Biosphere Reserve, and Juzur Farasan Biosphere Reserve, respectively. These biosphere reserves were designated by the the International Co-ordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) on 15 September 2021.
Matšeng Biosphere Reserve
Ashaafean Biosphere Reserve
Juzur Farasan Biosphere Reserve