Video introducing ten Biosphere Reserves in Japan

A video produced by the Japanese Biosphere Reserves Network (JBRN), with the cooperation of the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO and the Japanese Coordinating Committee for MAB, and support from the AEON Environmental Foundation, has recently been released to introduce the activities of the Japanese Biosphere Reserves within the framework of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme.

This is the first video in English to introduce all 10 of Japan’s distinct UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Shiga Highland; Mount Hakusan; Mount Odaigahara, Mount Omine, and Osugidani; Yakushima and Kuchinoerabu-jima; Aya; Tadami; Minami-Alps; Minakami; Sobo, Katamuki, and Okue; and Kobushi Biosphere Reserves.

The first Biosphere Reserves have been established in 1972 and are the first international entity among the UNESCO-designated sites, alongside with World Heritage Sites. They are learning places for Sustainable Development where local communities are committed to realize harmony between the conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable use. There are currently 714 biosphere reserves in 129 countries, including 21 transboundary sites, that belong to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.


We invite you to click in the following link to watch the video:


This initiative is being implemented as a Japanese contribution to the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme all along 2021, a time to analyze our history and pave the way for a better future.

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