Nordic Biosphere Reserves

Experiences and Co-operation

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The UNESCO biosphere reserve concept is recommended as a working tool for sustainable development and the preservation of biodiversity. In this report experience of the concept from six countries in the Nordic and Baltic countries are compiled, describing various aspects of the concept when it is put into practice. The report also includes results from the NordMAB Conference in North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve in October 2004 outlining recommendations for future cooperation.



MAB in Norway

Norway joined the UNESCO MAB Programme in 1975, and the ”first Norwegian MAB phase” lasted 10 years, until 1984. The activities was organised as a national research programme with a governing board, and the research was largely concentrated to Svalbard. Theyears shortly after 1984 there were no MAB activities in Norway.


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