UNESCO: MAB - Man and the Biosphere Programme

Purpose, objectives, key priorities

The Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) proposes an interdisciplinary research agenda and capacity building aiming to improve the relationship of people with their environment globally. It targets the ecological, social and economic dimensions of biodiversity loss and the reduction of this loss. It uses its World Network of Biosphere Reserves as vehicles for knowledge-sharing, research and monitoring, education and training, and participatory decision-making.

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Ms. Meriem Bouamrane, EuroMAB Co-ordinator 
E-mail:  m.bouamrane@unesco.org