UNACOM joins the international celebration of the 1st Biosphere Reserves Day

“The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, launched in 1971, is UNESCO’s oldest intergovernmental scientific programme and it is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021 and 2022. The MAB Programme and the biosphere reserve model have, over the past 50 years, become an international example of sustainable territorial development and highlight UNESCO’s and the MAB’s commitment to the global biodiversity agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Following the decision of the 41st session of the General Conference, November 3 is the International Day for Biosphere Reserves. The year 2022 will also see the end of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the MAB Programme. The purpose of the International Day for Biosphere Reserves is to provide, on an annual basis, a wake-up call on the sustainable development approach to modern life and the leading and exemplary role that the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) can play in this regard.”

The Philippine National Commission for UNESCO (or UNACOM) and the Philippine Biosphere Reserves Network (PhilBRNet) that includes the Biosphere Reserves of Puerto Galera, Palawan, and Albay, join the celebration of the First International Day for Biosphere Reserves. Stay tuned for the simultaneous activities happening on November 3 to 4 prepared by UNACOM and our 3 BRs.