Biosphere reserves are ecologically significant regions that promote sustainability and conservation by engaging all community stakeholders. Recognized by UNESCO, they support research, share the resulting knowledge broadly and inform policy-makers. Biosphere reserves address one of the most challenging issues we face today: how to maintain the health of natural systems while meeting needs of communities?
“Canadian biosphere reserves are bottom-up, community driven bodies, and this model is beginning to be emulated worldwide.”
Jim Birtch, Parks Canada