World Network of Biosphere Reserves in Europe and North America
Last updated on 4 October 2017
Under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme, there are 302 biosphere reserves recognized as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves in Europe and North America (as of April 2016). These are distributed across 36 countries in the region.
Biosphere reserves operating under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme aim to achieve three mandate management objectives of conservation, sustainable socio-economic development, and logistic support.
Below is the list of biosphere reserves in Europe and North America, organized by country/territory, along with the year these were designated as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
The list does not include the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, a biosphere reserve shared between Morocco and Spain, which has been classified as part of the Arab States region.
- (Gossenköllesee (1977) - withdrawn in 2014)
- (Gurgler Kamm (1977) - withdrawn in 2014)
- (Lobau (1977) - withdrawn in 2016)
- (Neusiedler See (1977) - withdrawn in 2016)
- Großwalsertal (since 2000)
- Wienerwald (since 2005)
- Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge (since 2012)
Czech Republic & Poland
France & Germany
France & Italy
See also: Media related to Biosphere reserves in Germany at Wikimedia Commons
Isle of Man
- Isle of Man (2016) - entire territory and territorial seas
Portugal & Spain
- Geres/Xures (2009)
- Meseta Ibérica (2015)
- Pietrosul Mare (1979)
- Retezat (1979)
Romania & Ukraine
See also Portugal & Spain.
See also Romania & Ukraine.
United States of America
- Sites withdrawn in 2017
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