List of Biosphere Reserves in India

What are Biosphere Reserves (BR)?  Biosphere reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal/ marine ecosystems. They are multipurpose protected areas where both flora and fauna are protected. They are ‘Science for Sustainability support sites.’ – promoting research in ecological conservation and environmental preservation. The concept of Biosphere Reserves was launched in 1971 as a, part of… Continue reading List of Biosphere Reserves in India

UNESCO declares world’s first 5-country biosphere reserve in ‘Amazon of Europe’

What is the news?  Recently, UNESCO designated Mura-Drava-Danube (MDD) as the world’s first ‘five-country biosphere reserve.  The biosphere reserve covers 700 kilometres of the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers and stretches across Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia. The total area of the reserve — a million hectares — in the so-called ‘Amazon of Europe’, makes it the… Continue reading UNESCO declares world’s first 5-country biosphere reserve in ‘Amazon of Europe’