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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.

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Biosphere reserves in the Nordic Region – experience and co-operation

The United Nations General Assembly has decided that 2005 – 2014 shall be a decade for education on sustainable development. Biosphere reserves are example on how learning and acting for a sustainable development can be implemented on a locale scale by combining conservation, job creation and education.

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