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UNESCO designates 24 new Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO has added 24 new sites to the list of Biosphere Reserves at the 30th Session on the International Coordinating Council of MAB Programme which is presented onoing at Palembang Indonesia.

 

The Republic of Moldova and Mozambique are the 2 countries who have designated biosphere reserves for the very first time.

 

Other countries with newly designated sites are Burkina Faso, China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ecuador and India. Three new sites were designated in Indonesia, while two in Italy and one were designated in Kazakhstan, Iran, Madagascar, the Netherlands, the South Korea, Russian Federation, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Republic of Tanzania. According to UNESCO, biosphere reserves in Germany and Italy, have been extended with name changes, while five in Australia, one in the Netherlands and another in the United States, have been withdrawn from the Network at the countries’ request.

 

Every year the International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, adds new sites.

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Hanifaru

Hanifaru

  Hanifaru was declared protected on 5 June 2009 and the protected area of coverage includes the uninhabited island of Hanifaru...

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Mendhoo Region

Mendhoo Region

Mendhoo Region was declared protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes the island of Nibiligaa...

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MAAHURUVALHI REGION

MAAHURUVALHI REGION

Maahuruvalhi Reef Region was declared protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes Maahuruvalhi Reef including...

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Angafaru Region

Angafaru Region

Angafaru was declared protected on  6th of June 2009. The protected area includes Dhonfanuthila, Dhiguthila and Mahaanagaa.

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Bathalaa Region

Bathalaa Region

Bathala Region was declared protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes Bathalaahuraa reef and the...

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Dhigali Haa & Dhigali Giri

Dhigali Haa & Dhigali Giri

Dhigali Haa was decalred protected in October 1999 and on 5 June 2011 the boundary area of Dhigali Haa was...

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Olhugiri

Olhugiri

Olhugiri Island and its house reef was declared protected on 4th June 2006. 

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Mathifaru Hura

Mathifaru Hura

Mathifaru Hura Region was declared as protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes Mathifaruhurra island...

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Goidhoo Koaru Area

Goidhoo Koaru Area

Goidhoo Koaru Area is located on the nothern side on the inhabited island of Goidhoo. The area was declared protected...

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Wreck of Corbin

Wreck of Corbin

The wreck of "Corbin" was declared protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes area one...

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