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New EuroMAB Report: Engaging our Communities

The EuroMAB 2013 Report ‘Engaging our Communities' summarizes the key issues discussed during the last EuroMAB Network meeting that took place in Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, Canada, in October 2013. The meeting brought together over 190 delegates from 27 European and North American countries and was organized around several key issues, goals, and priorities: building the capacity of Biosphere Reserves to be more self-sufficient, promoting the Biosphere Reserves network, and addressing the new strategic direction of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, 2014 – 2021. The event put particular emphasis on engaging local populations, in addition to partners from first Nations, academia, businesses, non-profits and government organizations.

The EuroMAB Network includes of all European and North American Member States which participate in the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). The Europe and North American regions are presented here through UNESCO’s regional groups. EuroMAB members include 52 countries’ national MAB committees, almost half of the WNBR sites, scientists, and experts.