Biosphere Reserves in Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

Biosphere Reserves by Country or Territory

Alto Golfo de California

Arrecife Alacranes

Banco Chinchorro

Barranca de Metztilan

Calakmul

Chamela-Cuixmala

Cuatrocienagas

Cumbres de Monterrey

El Cielo

El Triunfo

El Vizcaíno

Huatulco

Isla Cozumel

Islas del Golfo de California

Islas Marías

Islas Marietas

La Encrucijada

Laguna Madre and Río Bravo Delta

Lagunas de Montebello

La Michilía

La Primavera

La Sepultura

Los Tuxtlas

Los Volcanes

Maderas del Carmen

Mapimí

Mariposa Monarca

Montes Azules

Naha-Metzabok

Pantanos de Centla

Ría Celestún

Ría Lagartos

Selva El Ocote

Sian Ka'an

Sierra de Álamos - Río Cuchujaqui

Sierra de Huautla

Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve

Sierra Gorda

Sierra La Laguna

Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán

Volcán Tacaná

Darién National Park

La Amistad *

* transboundary reserve