UNESCO IFRI Presentation 2013

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UNESCO IFRI Presentation 2013

  1. 1. Meriem Bouamrane Programme specialist Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences MAB Programme Biosphere Reserves of the Man and the Biosphere Programme Data, issues and possibilities SESYNC/IFRI meeting 28-31 October 2013
  2. 2. The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme Intergovernmental scientific programme aiming at laying scientific basis for the improvement of people - environment relationships. Commitment to sustainable development through  Ecosystem/socio ecological research  World Network of Biosphere Reserves (621 in 117 countries)  Networking  Partnerships  Training and Capacity building
  3. 3. Biosphere Reserves - Multi-use (s) space - Multi-actor(s) space - Multi-objective (s) space Involve the local population: communication, education, citizen science, Information Negotiation, dialogue rather than coercion
  4. 4. 3 integrated functions
  5. 5. Key Data : Nomination and periodic review forms • Indicators, biodiversity and ecosystem services, • governance
  6. 6. World Network of Biosphere Reserves 2013-2014 621 biosphere reserves in 117 countries all over the world
  7. 7. MAB/ IFRI sites Country Biosphere Reserve Bolivia Pilón-Lajas Bolivia Beni Benin/ Burkina Fasso/ Niger “W” Region Ethiopia Yayu Coffee Forest Guatemala Maya Guatemala Sierra de las Minas Honduras Rio Plátano Nicaragua Bosawas United Rep. of Tanzania East Usambara Uganda Mount Elgon
  8. 8. MAB/ IFRI sites: some examples Beni (Bolivia) Pilón – Lajas (Bolivia)
  9. 9. MAB/ IFRI sites: some examples Mt. Elgon Biosphere Reserve - Uganda Proposed Zonation Atari Sip i Mu ye mb e e er eb es tui Ch ep Ch Cheb onet Simitiu Muyem be Sisi Sim u Suam Sir on ko Ke ny a Nama tala N W Lwakh akha Rir im a 10 “W” Region (Benin/ Burkina Fasso/ Niger) E S fwa na Ma 0 10 Major rivers Biosphere Reserve Zones Core Zone Buffer Zone Parishes (Part of Transition zone) 20 30 Mount Elgon (Uganda) 40 Kilometers
  10. 10. MAB/ IFRI sites: some examples Bosawas (Nicaragua)
  11. 11. MAB database/SES Framework  General Information on the Biosphere Reserves  Population, Resources and Resource Use in the BR  Activities and Conflicts  System of Governance  Protection Status  Management structure and Process  Interactions: Logistical support  Actors involved in the creation of the BR  Actors involved in the management of the BR  Outcomes
  12. 12. Possible Indicators Dynamic framework and focus on interactions : Identification of co-variables/correlation Examples : Ecosystem functioning/biodiversity and governance; Community resilience (ecological, knowledge, social and institutional diversity); Learning/community knowledge and biodiversity;
  13. 13. Thank you for your attention Merci 谢谢 ‫ﺷﻛرا‬ Gracias Спасибо UNESCO Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences MAB Programme 1 rue Miollis 75015 Paris, France Tel: 33.1.45.68.41.11 http:// www.unesco.org/mab Email : m.bouamrane@unesco.org

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