The main goal of creating biosphere reserves
is the preservation of natural ecosystems and their gene pool in their natural form, as well as continuous and comprehensive environmental monitoring.
This year the reserve marked 60th anniversary since establishment and 40th anniversary since the inclusion of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves
. In addition, the Sary-Chelek reserve was inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites as part of the Western Tien Shan.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) organised a workshop on 'Biosphere Reserves
and Geological Gardens' to discuss the procedures and guidelines for the preparation of files for the nomination of biosphere reserves
and geological parks within Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Puerto Galera in Mindoro Island (1977), Palawan (1990) and Albay (2016) are the only three Unesco-designated biosphere reserves
in the country.
3 (BNA): The newcomer among UNESCO's biosphere reserves
is the Mura River Biosphere Reserve
, located in the eastern part of Slovenia.
The hefty cargo was loaded at the Mayrouba runway in the Kesrouan district and flown to Jabal Moussa, whose surrounding villages became part of UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves
Dr Benno Boer, Advisor Science, Unesco Thailand, delivered a lecture on 'Halophyte Research, conservation and development in context of role of Unesco biosphere reserves
in achieving UN SDGs'.
Meshal Hayat stressed on Wednesday the importance of adding new nature reserves to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves
Albay joined 19 other new sites from around the world declared as Biosphere Reserves
WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The meeting will discuss lessons from the World Network of Biosphere Reserves
and new challenges on the anvil.
The new biosphere reserves
include the British Isle of Man and the island of SEuo Jorge in the Azores.