NEW BIOSPHERE RESERVES

World Network of Biosphere Reserves

The International Co-ordinating Council at its Sixteenth Session held from 6 - 10 November 2000 at UNESCO Headquarters, approved 21 new biosphere reserves and one extension.

New Biosphere Reserves approved:

Delta del Paraná (Argentina)
Riacho Teuquito (Argentina)
Grosses Walsertal
(Austria)
Pantanal
(Brazil)
Lac Saint-Pierre
(Canada)
Mount Arrowsmith
(Canada)
Gaoligong Mountain
(China)
Baishuijiang
(China)
Huanglong
(China)
Seaflower
(Colombia)
Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta
(Colombia)
Sumaco
(Ecuador)
Nilgiri
(India)
Mount Mulanje
(Malawi)
Oasis du sud marocain
(Morocco)
Bosque Mbaracayú
(Paraguay)
Cape West Coast
(South Africa)
Somiedo
(Spain)
Muniellos
(Spain)
Bardenas Reales
(Spain)

East Usambara
(Tanzania)

Extension approved:

Cerrado (Phase II) (Brazil)

Site descriptions for these new Biosphere Reserves will be posted on the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Directory shortly.


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