Clearing House Mechanism

Men and Biosphere Reserves

Launched in 1971, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) is an intergovernmental programme that 11aims to establish a scientific basis for the improvement of relationships between people and their environments”. MAB’s network of 651 Biosphere Reserves in 120 countries includes terrestrial, marine, and coastal areas where solutions are promoted to reconcile biodiversity conservation with its sustainable use.