Eleven new biosphere reserves added to global list

UNESCO added 11 new biosphere reserves to its World Network, including the first ever transboundary ones.

These new reserves span 11 countries across several continents.

The designation highlights the importance of protecting biodiversity during a critical time

Biosphere reserves promote sustainable practices while improving lives for local communities.

UNESCO leads the designation process to ensure biosphere reserves meet specific criteria.

These reserves serve as valuable research grounds to inform environmental decisions.

Biosphere reserves contribute to achieving global biodiversity goals

The World Network now includes 759 sites, encompassing a vast area globally.

Millions of people reside within biosphere reserves worldwide.

The Network protects a wide variety of natural ecosystems.