Biosphere Reserves by Country

Biosphere Reserves by Country or Territory within the Latin America and Caribbean Region

The UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves covers internationally designated protected areas which are nominated by national governments and remain under the sovereign jurisdiction of the states where they are located. Biosphere Reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Each reserve promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.

The major objectives of Biosphere Reserves are: (i) To conserve diversity and integrity of plants, animals and micro-organism; (ii) To promote research on ecological conservation and other environmental aspects and; (iii) To provide facilities for education, awareness and training.