Greater Big Bend Biosphere Reserves

World Network of Biosphere Reserves 2015-2016; 2015
Two very important protected areas in the Greater Big Bend are designated by UNESCO as biosphere reserves – Big Bend National Park in Texas and Maderas del Carmen Protected Area in Coahuila, Mexico.   A biosphere reserve is an ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest. It is a label given by UNESCO to help protect the sites. The plan is to promote management, research and education in ecosystem conservation. This includes the ‘sustainable use of natural resources’.

To learn more about biosphere reserves around the world follow the links below.

UNESCO

 

EUROPEAN – NORTH AMERICAN BIOSPHERES (EuroMAB)

CANADA

 

UNITED STATES

 

UNITED KINGDOM

SPAIN

GERMANY

IRELAND

FRANCE

TRANSBOUNDARY CARPATHIANS

SOUTH AFRICA