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Training island and coastal area Biosphere Reserves managers for better transfer of technical knowledge

Created in 2009, the World Network of Island and Coastal Area Biosphere Reserves aims to study, implement and disseminate island and coastal strategies to preserve biodiversity and heritage, promote sustainable development, and adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.

UNESCO and the island of Jeju is organizing a Training Course for Island and Coastal Area Biosphere Reserves Managers, which will take place on the island of Jeju, Republic of Korea, from 21 to 25 October 2013. The aim of this course is to deepen the understanding of biosphere reserve managers regarding the concept and vision of biosphere reserves, raise their awareness of the vulnerability of island and coastal biosphere reserves to climate change, and transfer technical knowledge.