About UNESCO Man & Biosphere

UNESCO biosphere reserves are areas of special status where man and nature live together. Where there is intensive cooperation on sustainable development and goals in the areas of economy, nature, tourism and water. In biosphere zones, researchers conduct biodiversity studies, local entrepreneurs market sustainable tourism, schoolchildren receive information about nature and environmental conservation, and local farmers also produce organic regional products that strengthen the local identity. A UNESCO biosphere area is clearly distinct from nationally protected areas and does not add rules to existing legislation.

More about UNESCO biosphere reserves on the Dutch UNESCO website as well as on the international UNESCO website. The boundaries and zoning of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve can be found on the map below.




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