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.



UNESCO's MAB Programme and North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve in Latvia

North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve was established in 1997, but the very idea of the BR concept was developed on the basis of North Vidzeme Regional Nature Protection Complex since the beginning of 1990s. Up till recent time activities have been developed with very small state funding and mainly due to enthusiastic input of local specialists and experts.


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