A concept of reserve design in which a large tract of natural area is set aside containing an inviolate core area for ecosystem protection and a surrounding buffer zone in which nondestructive human activities of greater impact are permitted. Three goals of a biosphere reserve are: conservation; education and training; and sustainable development compatible with conservation.
an area allocated to nomadic Penan who prefer to remain in the forest and manage their own resources based on sustained yield where they can co-exist with the environment and at the same time cause least damage to it)
an area that has successfully balanced the conservation and preservation of a significant ecosystem with its surrounding development
an area that is set aside specifically for conservation and scientific study which, like a World Heritage Site, the United States promises to manage in accordance with U
an area that UNESCO chooses as representative of the world's important ecosystems
an eco-region or a huge tract of land of that is confiscated and set aside for the preservation of nature and natural resources
an ecosystem that demonstrates a balance between conservation and development and allows people to study human impacts on the Escarpment
an identified geographic area where people exemplify various ways to sustain local economies and resource use while also conserving the biological diversity (biodiversity) found in different kinds of ecosystems
an international conservation designation for reserves designated by unesco under the
a protected area with a unique environment and ecology
a special type of reserve of land and sea where people live and work
a specific type of conservation area that accommodates and benefits both the environment and the communities living in and around it
a unique category of safeguarded, natural environments combining conservation and sustained economic use of natural resources
a unique concept which includes one or more protected areas and surrounding lands that are managed to combine both conservation and sustainable use of natural resources
a part of an international network of preserved areas designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Biosphere Reserves are vital centers of biodiversity where research and monitoring activities are conducted, with the participation of local communities, to protect and preserve healthy natural systems threatened by development. The global system currently includes 324 reserves in 83 countries.
A biosphere reserve is an international conservation designation given by UNESCO under its Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB). The World Network of Biosphere Reserves is the collection of all 507 biosphere reserves in 102 countries (as of dec 2006).