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As of 2023 the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves is made up of 738 reserves in 134 countries of which 22 are transboundary. Biosphere reserves are large landscapes with significant biodiversity and important ecological systems. Together, the reserves are representative of the world's major ecoystems. Each reserve is a focus for environmental collaboration and sustainable development, and offer travellers an opportunity to appreciate and understand unique parts of the natural environment.

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves as of 2009. Transboundary parks add to the number of all countries they're located in

Understand edit

UNESCO describes the reserves as follows:

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 are ‘Science for Sustainability support sites’ – special places for testing interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and managing changes and interactions between social and ecological systems, including conflict prevention and management of biodiversity.

See UNESCO World Heritage List for related lists.


Africa edit

Algeria edit

 
Djurdjura in spring
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Tassili N’Ajjer Saharan Algeria 1986 2014
El Kala Northeast Algeria 1990 2002, 2016
Djurdjura Central Algeria 1997 2011
Chréa Blida, Central Algeria 2002 2014
Taza Northeast Algeria 2004 2016
Gouraya Central Algeria 2004 2016
Belezma Batna, Northeast Algeria 2015
Tlemcen Mountains Tlemcen, Northwest Algeria 2016

Benin edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Complex W-Arly-Penjari Southwestern Niger 2002, 2020 2014, 2017 Shared with Burkina Faso and Niger
Mono Southern Benin 2017 Shared with Togo
Oueme Lower Valley Southern Benin 2017

Burkina Faso edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mare aux hippopotames Black Volta Region 1986 1998, 2016
Complex W-Arly-Penjari East Burkina Faso (see W National Park) 2002 2014,2016 Shared with Benin and Niger

Cape Verde edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Fogo 2020
Maio 2020

Cameroon edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Waza Northern Cameroon 1979 2006, 2016
Benoué Northern Cameroon 1981 2006, 2016
Dja South Cameroon Plateau 1981 2006,2017
Doumba-Rey Adamaoua 2021

Central African Republic edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Basse-Lobaye 1977

Chad edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Sena Oura Soudanian Chad 2022

Comoros edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mwali 2020

Republic of the Congo edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Odzala Cuvette and Sangha and Likouala 1977 2017
Dimonika Coast and Mayombe 1988 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Yangambi Congo Basin 1976 1998, 2016
Luki Western DRC 1976 1998, 2005

Côte d'Ivoire edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Taï Southwestern Forests 1977 1999
Comoé Northern Savanna 1983 1999, 2010

Egypt edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Omayed Lower Egypt 1981 2001, 2011 Extended in 1998
Wadi Allaqi Lake Nasser, Upper Egypt 1993 2004, 2012

Eswatini edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Lubombo 2019

Ethiopia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Kafa Southern Ethiopia 2010
Yayu 2010
Sheka Western Ethiopia 2012
Lake Tana Northern Ethiopia 2015
Majang Forest Western Ethiopia 2017

Ghana edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bia Ashanti-Kwahu 1983 1998, 2017
Songor Ghanaian Coastal Plain 2011
Lake Bosomtwe Ashanti-Kwahu 2016

Guinea edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mont Nimba Guinee Forestiere 1980 2004
Massif du Ziama Guinee Forestiere 1980 2004
Badiar Moyenne Guinee 2002
Haut Niger Haute Guinee 2002

Guinea-Bissau edit

 
Boloma Bijagós
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Boloma Bijagós 1996 2015

Kenya edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Kenya Southern Rift Valley 1978 2016
Mount Kulai Northern Rift Valley 1978 2011
Malindi-Watamu Malindi, Coastal Kenya 1979 2016
Kiunga Lamu, Coastal Kenya 1980 2016
Amboseli Coastal Kenya 1991 2003, 2017
Mount Elgon Western Kenya 2003 2017

Lesotho edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Matšeng Biosphere Reserve 2021

Madagascar edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mananara Nord Toamasina Province 1990 2012
Sahamalaza-Iles Radma Antsiranana Province 2001 2012
Littoral de Toliara Toliara Province 2003
Belo-sur-Mer—Kirindy-Mite Morondava, Toliara Province 2016
Tsimanampesotse - Nosy Ve Androka Toliara Province 2018

Malawi edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Mulanje Southern Malawi 2000 2014
Lake Chilwa Wetland Southern Malawi 2006

Mali edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bouclé du Baoule Kayes 1982 1998, 2013

Mauritania edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Delta du Fleuve Sénégal Coastal Mauritania 2005 Shared with Senegal

Mauritius edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Black River Gorges-Bel Ombre 1977 1998 Previously named Macchabee/Bel Ombre

Morocco edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Arganeraie Agadir, South Atlantic Coast 1998 2010
Oasis du sud marocain Saharan Morocco 2000 2017
Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean Mediterranean Morocco 2006 Shared with Spain
Atlas Cedar Middle Atlas 2016

Niger edit

 
Aïr et Ténéré
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Aïr et Ténéré Northern Niger 1997 2009
Complex W-Arly-Penjari Southwestern Niger 2002 2013 Shared with Benin and Burkina Faso
Gadabedji Northern Niger 2020

Nigeria edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Omo Lagos State, South West Nigeria 1977 1998, 2012
Hadejia Nguru Bade North West Nigeria 2020
Oban Cross River State, South South Nigeria 2020 1998
Okwangwo Cross River State, South South Nigeria 2020 1998

Rwanda edit

 
Volcans
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Volcans 1983
Gishwati-Mukura Landscape 2020

São Tomé and Príncipe edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
The Island of Principe 2012

Senegal edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Samba Dia Central Senegal 1979 1999, 2015
Delta du Saloum Palmarin, Central Senegal 1980 1999, 2015
Niokolo-Koba Tambacounda Region 1981 1999
Delta du Fleuve Sénégal Northern Senegal 2005 Shared with Mauritania
Ferlo Northern Senegal 2012

South Africa edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Kogelberg near Kleinmond, Overberg 1998 2010
Cape West Coast near Langebaan, West Coast 2000 Extended in 2003, Reviewed 2016
Waterberg Waterberg, Limpopo 2001 2013
Kruger to Canyons Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon 2001 2013
Cape Winelands Western Cape 2007
Vhembe 2009
Gouritz Cluster Little Karoo, Western Cape 2015 2013
Magaliesberg West Rand, Gauteng 2015
Garden Route Eastern Cape 2017
Marico North West Province 2018

Sudan edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Dinder Eastern Sudan 1979 2001, 2016
Radom Darfur 1979 2001
Jebel Al Dair Central Sudan 2017

Tanzania edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Lake Manyara Arusha, Northeast Tanzania 1981 2017 Extended 2017
Serengeti - Ngorongoro Northeast Tanzania 1981 2017 Extended 2017
East Usambara Northeast Tanzania 2000 2017 Extended 2017
Jozani-Chwaka Bay Zanzibar 2016
Gombe Masito Ugalla Northwest Tanzania 2018

Togo edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Oti-Kéran/Oti-Mandouri Northern Togo 2011
Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Maritime Togo 2017 Shared with Benin

Tunisia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Djebel Bou-Hedma Saharan Tunisia 1977 1999
Djebel Chambi Saharan Tunisia 1977 1999
Ichkeul Northern Tunisia 1977 1999
Iles Zembra et Zembretta Northern Tunisia 1977 1999

Uganda edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Queen Elizabeth Western Uganda 1979 1998
Mount Egon Eastern Uganda 2005

Zimbabwe edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Middle Zambezi Lake Kariba-Lower Zambezi 2010
Chimanimani Eastern Highlands 2022

Asia edit

Cambodia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Tonle Sap 1997 2012

China edit

 
Huanglong
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Changbaishan 1979 1998
Dingushan 1979 1998
Wolong 1979 1998
Fanjingshan 1986 1999
Xilin Gol 1987 1999
Wuyishan 1987 1999
Bodega 1990 2001
Shennongjia 1990 2011
Yancheng 1992 2003
Xishuangbanna 1993 2004
Maolan 1996 2007
Tianmushan 1996 2007
Fenglin 1997 2009
Jiuzhaigou Valley 1997 2011
Nanji Islands 1998 2011
Shankou Mangrove 2000 2011
Baishujiang 2000 2011
Gaoligong Mountain 2000 2011
Huanglong 2000 2011
Baotianman 2001 2012
Saihan Wula 2001 2012
Dalai Lake 2002
Wudalianchi 2003
Yading 2003
Foping 2004
Qomolangma 2004
Chabaling 2007
Xingkai Lake 2007
Mao’er Mountain 2011
Jinggangshan 2012
Niubeiliang 2012
Snake Island, Laotie Mountain 2013

India edit

 
Agasthyamala
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Nilgiri 2000 2012
Gulf of Mannar 2001 2013
Sunderban 2001 2013
Nanda Devi 2004
Nokrek 2009
Pachmarhi 2009
Similpal 2009
Achanmar-Amarkantak 2012
Great Nicobar 2013

Indonesia edit

 
Komodo National Park
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Cibodas, including Mount Gede Pangrango National Park Bogor Raya 1977 2011
Komodo National Park Flores 1977 1999,2013
Lore Lindu National Park Central Sulawesi 1977 1999,2013
Tanjung Puting National Park Central Kalimantan 1977 1998, 2013
Gunung Leuser National Park Aceh and North Sumatra 1981 1999, 2013
Siberut Mentawai Islands 1981 1999, 2013
Giam Siak Kecil-Bukit Batu Bioreserve Riau 2009
Wakatobi Southeast Sulawesi 2012

Iran edit

 
Geno
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Arasbaran 1976 2002, 2013
Arjan 1976 2002, 2013
Geno 1976 2002, 2013
Golestan 1976 2002, 2013
Hara 1976 2002, 2013
Kavir 1976 2002, 2013
Lake Oromeeh 1976 2002, 2013
Miankaleh 1976 2002, 2013
Touran 1976 2002, 2013
Dena 2010

Israel edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Carmel 1996 2007
Ramat Menashe 2011

Japan edit

 
Mount Hakusan
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Hakusan 1980 1999
Mount Odaigahara & Mount Omine 1980 1999
Shiga Highland 1980 1999 Extended in 2014
Yakushima Island 1980 1999
Aya 2012
Minami-Alps 2014
Tadami 2014

Jordan edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Dana 1998
Mujib 2011

Kazakhstan edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Korgalzhyn 2012
Alakol 2013
Ak-Zhayik 2014
Katon-Karagay 2014

Kyrgyzstan edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Sary-Chelek Ferghana Valley 1978 2013
Issyk Kul Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan 2001 2013

Lebanon edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Shouf 2005
Jabal Al Rihane 2007
Jabal Moussa 2009

Malaysia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Tasik Chini 2009
Crocker Range 2014

Maldives edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Baa Atoll 2009

Mongolia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Great Gobi 1990
Bogd Khan Uul 1996
Uvs Nuur Basin 1997
Hustai Nuruu 2002
Dornod Mongol 2005
Mongol Daguur 2007

North Korea edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Paekdu Baekdu Mountains 1989 2002
Mount Kuwol 2004
Mount Myohyang 2009
Mount Chilbo 2014

Pakistan edit

 
Ziarat Juniper Forest
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Lal Suhanra Southern Punjab 1977 1998
Ziarat Juniper Forest Balochistan 2013

Philippines edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Puerto Galera 1977
Palawan 1990 2012
Albay 2016

Qatar edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Al Reem 2007

South Korea edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Sorak 1982 1998, 2013
Jeju Island Jeju 2002 2013
Shinhan Dadohae 2009
Gwangneung Forest 2010
Gochang 2013

Sri Lanka edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Hurulu 1977 1998
Sinharaja Southern Province 1978 1998, 2004
Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadenya 2004
Bundala 2005

Syria edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Lajat 2009

Thailand edit

 
Mae Sa-Kog Ma
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Sakaerat 1976 1999
Hauy Tak Teak 1977 1999
Mae Sa-Kog Ma 1977 1999
Ranong 1997 2011

Turkmenistan edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Repetek 1978 2005

United Arab Emirates edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Marawah 2007

Uzbekistan edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Chatkal 1978 1999

Vietnam edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Can Gio Mangrove 2001 2011
Dong Nai 2001 2012 Formerly Cat Tien, extended in 2011
Cat Ba 2004
Red River Delta 2004
Kien Giang 2006
Western Nghe An 2007
Mui Ca Mau 2009
Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An 2009

Yemen edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Socotra Archipelago Socotra 2003
Bura’a 2011

Europe edit

Albania edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Ohrid-Prespa Southeastern Albania 2014 shared with North Macedonia

Austria edit

 
Kärntner Nockberge
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Gossenköllesee 1977
Gurgler Kamm 1977
Lobau 1977 1998
Neusiedler See 1977 1998
Grosses Walsertal 2000 2011
Wienerwald 2005
Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge 2012

Belarus edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Berezinskiy 1978 1998, 2011
Belovezhkaya Pushcha Brest Oblast 1993 2005, 2011
West Polesie 2003 Shared with Poland and Ukraine

Bulgaria edit

 
Biosphere reserve Srebarna
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Steneto 1977
Alibotouch 1977
Bistrichko Branichté 1977
Boitine 1977
Djendema 1977
Doupkata 1977
Doupki-Djindjiritza 1977
Kamtchia 1977
Koupena 1977
Mantaritza 1977
Ouzounboudjak 1977
Parangalitza 1977
Srébarna 1977
Tchervenata Sténa 1977
Tchoupréné 1977
Tsaritchina 1977

Croatia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Velebit Mountain 1977 1998, 2003
Mura Drava Danube 2012 Shared with Hungary

Czech Republic edit

 
Sumava
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Krivoklátsko 1977 1998
Trebon Basin 1977 1998 Shared with Hungary
Lower Morava 1986 Extended and renamed in 2003
Sumava 1990
Krkokonose/Karkonosze 1992 2012 Shared with Poland
Bílé Karpathy 1996 2012

Denmark edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
North-East Greenland Northern Greenland 1977

Estonia edit

 
Island of Muhu, West Estonian Archipelago
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
West Estonian Archipelago West Estonia and Islands 1990 2005

Finland edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
North Karelian North Karelia 1992 2009 Extended in 2009
Archipelago Sea Area Archipelago Sea, Finland Proper 1994 2006

France edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Commune de Fakarava 1977 Extended and renamed in 2006
Vallée du Fango 1977 1998 Extended in 1990
Camargue 1977 2000, 2006 Extended in 2006
Cévennes 1984 1998
Iles et Mer d’Iroise 1988 2001 Extended and renamed in 2012
Mont Ventoux 1990 2007
Archipel de la Guadeloupe 1992
Luberon-Lure 1997 2010
Fontainebleau et du Gâtinais 1998 2010 Extended and renamed in 2010
Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald 1998 2000,2011 Shared with Germany
Basin de la Dordogne 2012
Marais Audomarois 2013
Mont-Viso/Area della Biosfera del Monviso 2013 Shared with Italy

Germany edit

 
Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Flusslandschaft Elbe 1979 2002,2009
Vessertal-Thüringen Forest 1979 2002, 2012 Extended in 1987, 1990
Berechtsgadener Land 1990 2003, 2013
Wadden Sea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein 1990 2006 Extended and renamed in 2004
Schorfheide-Chorin 1990 2003, 2013
Spreewald 1991 2003, 2013
South-east Rügen 1991 2004
Rhön 1991 2004
Waddensea of Lower Saxony 1992 2006
Waddensea of Hamburg 1992 2006
Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft 1996 2007
Schaalsee 2000 2012
Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald 1998 2004, 2011 Shared with France
Bliesgau 2009
Schwäbische Alb 2013

Greece edit

 
Samaria Gorge
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Gorge of Samaria Chania 1981 1999
Mount Olympus Macedonia (Greece) 1981 1999

Hungary edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Aggtelek Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County 1979 2007
Hortobágy Northern Great Plain 1979 2007
Kiskunság Southern Great Plain 1979 2007
Lake Fertö 1979 2007
Pilis Danube Bend 1980 2007
Mura Drava Danube 2012 Shared with Croatia

Italy edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Collemeluccio-Montedimezzo 1977 2012
Circeo 1977 2012, 2013
Miramare 1979 1999, 2011
Cilento and Valle di Diano 1997 2013
Somma-Vesuvio and Miglio d’Oro 1997 2013
Valle del Ticino 2002 2013
Tuscan Islands 2003
Selva Pisana 2004
Mont-Viso/Area della Biosfera del Monviso 2013 Shared with France
Sila 2014

Latvia edit

 
North Vidzeme
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
North Vidzeme Vidzeme 1997 2013

Lithuania edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Zuvintas 2011

Montenegro edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Tara River Basin 1976

Netherlands edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Waddensea Area 1986 2012

North Macedonia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Ohrid-Prespa Western North Macedonia 2014 shared with Albania

Poland edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Babia Gora 1976 2000, 2013 Extended in 1997, 2001
Bialowieza Podlaskie 1976 1998, 2013 Extended in 2005
Lukajno Lake 1976 1999, 2011
Slowinski 1976 1998, 2013
Krkonose/Karkonosze 1992 2012 Shared with the Czech Republic
Tatra Małopolskie 1992 2013 Shared with Slovakia
East Carpathians 1998 2013 Shared with Slovakia and Ukraine
Puszcza Kampinoska 2000 2013
Tuchola Forest 2010
West Polesie 2012 Shared with Belarus and Ukraine

Portugal edit

 
Flores Island
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Paúl do Boquilobo 1981
Corvo Island 2007
Graciosa Island 2007
Flores Island 2009
Geres/Xures 2009 Shared with Spain
Berlengas 2011
Santana Madeira 2011

Romania edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Pietrosul Mare 1979 1998
Retezat 1979 1998
Danube Delta Northern Dobruja 1998 2003 Shared with Ukraine

Russia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Kavkazskiy Krasnodar Krai 1978 1998
Okskiy 1978 1998 Part of Oka River Valley until 2000
Sikhote-Alin 1978 1998
Tsentral’nochernozem 1978 1999
Astrakhanskiy 1984 2006
Kronotskiy 1984 2005
Laplandskiy 1984 1998
Pechoro-Ilychskiy 1984 1998
Sayano-Shusenskiy 1984 1998
Sokhondinskiy 1984 1998
Voronezhskiy 1984 1998
Tsentral’nolesnoy 1985 1999
Baikalskyi 1986 2005 Part of Lake Baikal until 2000
Tzentralnosibirskii 1986 2005
Chernyje Zemli 1993 2009
Taimyrsky 1995 2009
Ubsurnorskaya Kotlovina 1997 2009
Daursky Zabaykalsky Krai 1997 2009
Teberda 1997 2009
Katunsky 2000
Prioksko-Terrasnyi 1978 1999 Part of Oka River Valley until 2000
Barguzinskyi 1986 2012 Part of Lake Baikal until 2000
Nerusso-Desnianskoe-Polesie 2001
Visimskiy 2001
Vodlozersky 2001 2012
Commander Islands 2002
Darvinskiy 2002 2013
Nijegorodskoe Zavolje 2002
Smolensk Lakeland 2002 2013
Ugra 2002 2013
Far East Marine 2003
Kedrovaya Pad 2004
Kenozersky 2004
Valdaiskiy 2004
Khankaiskiy 2005
Great Volzhsko-Kamsky 2005 Composed of Raifa, Sarali, Spassky and Siyazhsky units
Middle-Volga Integrated 2006
Rostovsky 2008
Altaisky 2009
Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain 2001
Bashkirskiyi Ural 2012

Serbia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Golija-Studenica 2001 2012

Slovakia edit

 
Tatra National Park
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Slovensky Kras Eastern Slovakia 1977 1998, 2013
Polana 1990 2001, 2013
Tatra Central Slovakia 1992 Shared with Poland
East Carpathians 1998 Shared with Poland and Ukraine

Slovenia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Julian Alps Julian Alps 2003
The Karst Coast and Karst 2004
Kozjansko & Obsotelje 2010

Spain edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Grazalema Andalusia 1977 2004
Ordesa-Viñamala Aragón 1977 2000, 2011 Extended in 2013
Montseny Catalonia 1978 2000, 2011
Doñana Andalusia 1980 2004
Mancha Húmeda Castile-La Mancha 1980 2002
Las Sierras de Cazorla y Segura Andalusia 1983 2004
Marismas del Odiel Andalusia 1983 2004
La Palma Canary Islands 1983 Extended and renamed 1997, 2002
Urdaibai Basque Country 1984 2000, 2011
Sierra Nevada Andalusia 1986 2000
Cuenca Alta del Río Manzanares Community of Madrid 1992 2006
Lanzarote Canary Islands 1993 2007
Menorca Menorca 1993 2006 Change in zonation 2004
Sierra de las Nieves y su Entorno Andalusia 1995 2007
Cabo de Gata-Nijar Andalusia 1997 2011
Isla de El Hierro Canary Islands 2000 2013
Bardenas Reales Navarre 2000 2011
Muniellos Asturias 2000 Extended in 2003
Somiedo Asturias 2000 2011
Redes Asturias 2001 2013
Las Dehesas de Sierra Morena Andalusia 2002
Terras de Miño Galicia 2002
Valle de Laciana Castile and Leon 2003
Picos de Europa Asturias 2003
Monfragüe Extremadura 2003
Valles de JUbera, Leza, Cidacos y Alhama La Rioja 2003
Babia Castile and Leon 2004
Alto Bernesga Castile and Leon 2005
Área de Allariz Galicia 2005
Gran Canaria Canary Islands 2005
Sierra del Rincón Community of Madrid 2005
Los Valles de Omaña y Luna Castile and Leon 2005
Los Argüellos Castile and Leon 2005
Las Sierras de Béjar y Francia Castile and Leon 2006
Os Ancares Lucenses y Montes de Cervantes, Navya y Becerra Galicia 2006
Los Ancares Leoneses Castile and Leon 2006
Intercontinental Biospehere Reserve of the Mediterranean Andalusia 2006 Shared with Morocco
Rio Eo, Oscos y Terras de Buron Galicia 2007
Fuerteventura Canary Islands 2009
Geres/Xures Galicia 2009 Shared with Portugal
La Gomera Canary Islands 2012
Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Asturias 2012
Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo Galicia 2012
Real Sitio de San Ildefonso-El Espinar Castile and Leon 2013
Terres de l’Ebre, Catalonia Catalonia 2013
Meseta Ibérica Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain) Castile and Leon 2015 Shared with Portugal
Macizo de Anaga Canary Islands 2015
Tejo/Tajo Internacional Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Portugal/Spain) Extremadura 2016 Shared with Portugal
Ponga Asturias 2018
Alto Turia Valencian Community 2019
La Siberia Extremadura 2019
Valle del Cabriel Castile-La Mancha 2019
Ribeira Sacra e Serras do Oribio e Courel Biosphere Reserve Galicia 2021

Sweden edit

 
Kristianstad Vattenrike
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Kristianstad Vattenrike 2005
Lake Vänern Archipelago 2010
Blekinge Archipelago Blekinge 2011
Nedre Dalälven River Landscape 2011
East Vättern landscape 2012

Switzerland edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Reservat da Biosfera Val Müstair-Parc Naziunal Graubünden 1979 Extended and renamed in 2010
Entlebuch 2001 2012

Turkey edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Camili Eastern Karadeniz 2005

Ukraine edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Chernomorskiy 1984 1998, 1999, 2012
Askaniya-Nova 1985 1998, 2012
Carpathian 1992 2003
Danube Delta 1998 2010 Shared with Romania
East Carpathians 1998 Shared with Poland and Slovakia
Desnianskyi 2009
West Polesie 2012 Shared with Belarus and Poland. Extended and renamed in 2012.

United Kingdom edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Beinn Eighe 1976
Braunton Burrow-North Devon 1976 Extended in 2002.
Biosiffer Dyfi 1977 Extended and renamed in 2009.
Galloway and southern Ayrshire 2012
Brighton and Lewes Downs 2014

North America edit

Canada edit

 
Estuary in Clayoquot Sound
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mont Saint Hilaire Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec 1978 1998, 2009
Waterton Southern Alberta, Alberta 1979 1998, 2009
Long Point Lake Erie Shore, Ontario 1986 2001, 2012
Riding Mountain Prairie Mountain, Manitoba 1986 2001, 2013
Charlevoix Charlevoix, Quebec 1988 2003
Niagara Escarpment From Niagara Falls to Tobermory, Ontario (see Bruce Trail) 1990 2002
Clayoquot Sound Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (see Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Strathcona Provincial Park) 2000 2011
Redberry Lake West Central Saskatchewan, near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 2000 2012
Lac Saint-Pierre Trois-Rivières and Louiseville, Quebec 2000 2012
Mount Arrowsmith Arrowsmith Coombs Country, Vancouver Island, British Columbia 2000 2011
South West Nova Annapolis Valley, South Shore and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (see Kejimkujik National Park) 2001 2012
Thousand Islands-Frontenac Arch Seaway Region Ontario 2002
Georgian Bay Littoral Parry Sound, Ontario (see Georgian Bay Islands National Park) 2004 2016
Manicouagan Uapishka Baie-Comeau, Quebec (see Quebec Route 389) 2007
Fundy Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick 2007
Bras d’Or Lake Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia 2011
Beaver Hills Edmonton Capital Region, Alberta 2016
Tsá Tué Délı̨nę, Northwest Territories 2016
Átl’ka7tsem Gibsons, Squamish and West Vancouver, British Columbia (see Garibaldi Provincial Park) 2021 Átl’ka7tsem is the Squamish language name for Howe Sound, pronounced "At-Kat-sum"

Costa Rica edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
La Amistad 1982 2002
Cordillera Volcánica Central 1988 2003 Extended in 2010.
Agua y Paz 2007

Cuba edit

 
Sierra del Rosario, viewed from Mirador del Soroa
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Sierra del Rosario 1984 1998
Cuchillas del Toa 1987 1999
Península de Guanahacabibes 1987 1999
Baconao 1984 1999
Ciénaga de Zapata 2000 2011
Buenavista 2000 2011

Dominican Republic edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Jaragua-Bahorocu-Enriquillo 2002

El Salvador edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Apaneca-Llamatepec 2007
Xiriualtique Jiquitizco 2007
Trifinio Fraternidad 2011 Shared with Guatemala and Honduras

Guatemala edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Maya 1990 2001
Sierra de las Minas 1992 2013
Trifinio Fraternidad 2011 Shared with El Salvador and Honduras

Haiti edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
La Selle 2012

Honduras edit

 
Río Plátano
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Río Plátano 2007
Trifinio Fraternidad 2011 Shared with El Salvador and Guatemala

Mexico edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mapimí Durango (state) 1976 1998
La Michilía Durango (state) 1977 1998
Montes Azules Chiapas 1979 1998
El Cielo Tamaulipas 1986 2002
Sian Ka’an Quintana Roo 1986 2002
Sierra de Manantlán Colima, Jalisco 1988 1999
Región de Calakmul Campeche 1993 2005 Extended and renamed in 2006.
El Triunfo Chiapas 1993 2005
El Vizcaíno Baja California Sur 1993
Alto Golfo de California Sonora 1993 Extended and renamed in 1995.
Islas del Golfo de California Sonora, Sinaloa 1995
Sierra Gorda Queretaro 2001 2013
Banco Chinchorro Quintana Roo 2003
Sierra La Laguna Baja California Sur 2003
Ría Celestún Yucatán 2004
Ría Lagartos Yucatán 2004
Arrecife Alcranes Yucatán 2006
Barranca Metztitlán Hidalgo 2006
Chamela-Cuixmala Jalisco 2006
Cuatrociénegas Coahuila 2006
Cumbres de Monterrey Nuevo Leon 2006
Huatulco Oaxaca 2006
La Encrucijada Chiapas 2006
La Primavera Jalisco 2006
La Sepultura Chiapas 2006
Laguna Madre y Delta Río Bravo Tamaulipas 2006
Los Tuxtlas Veracruz (state) 2006
Maderas del Carmen, Coahuila Coahuila 2006
Mariposa Monarca Michoacan 2006
Pantanos de Centla Tabasco 2006
Selva El Ocote Chiapas 2006
Sierra de Huautla Morelos 2006
Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano Veracruz (state) 2006
Volcán Tacaná Chiapas 2006
Sierra de Alamos-Río Cuchujaqui Sonora 2007
Islas Marietas Nayarit 2008
Los Petenes Campeche 2008
Lagunas de Montebello Chiapas 2009
Naha-Metzabok Chiapas 2010
Los Volcanes Puebla, Mexico (state) 2010
Islas Marías Nayarit 2010
Tenhuacán-Cuicatlán Puebla / Oaxaca 2012

Nicaragua edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bosawas 1997
Río San Juan Rio San Juan Region 2003
Ometepe Island Isla de Ometepe 2010

Panama edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Darién 1983 2000
La Amistad La Amistad International Park 2000

Saint Kitts and Nevis edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
St. Mary’s 2011

United States of America edit

 
Sequoia-Kings Canyon
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Aleutian Islands Southwestern Alaska 1976
Big Bend Trans-Pecos 1976
Cascade Head Central Oregon Coast 1976
Central Plain Eastern Plains 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Channel Islands Channel Islands National Park 1976
Coram Northwestern Montana 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Denali Interior Alaska 1976
Desert Western Utah 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Everglades & Dry Tortugas Southwest Florida 1976
Fraser Front Range 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Glacier (Crown of the Continent) Glacier National Park 1976
H.J Andrews Willamette National Forest 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Hubbard Brook White Mountains 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Jornada Southwest New Mexico 1976
Luquillo El Yunque National Forest 1976
Noatak Noatak National Preserve 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Olympic Olympic National Park 1976
Organ Pipe Cactus Western Arizona 1976
Rocky Mountain Rocky Mountain National Park 1976
San Dimas San Gabriel Valley 1976 Withdrawn in 2018.
San Joaquin Madera County 1976 Withdrawn in 2019.
Sequoia-Kings Canyon Sierra Nevada 1976
Stanislaus-Tuolumne Sierra Nevada 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Three Sisters Sisters 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Virgin Islands Saint John 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Yellowstone-Grand Teton Montana, Wyoming 1976
Beaver Creek Northern Arizona 1976 Withdrawn in 2017.
Konza Prarie Flint Hills 1978 Withdrawn in 2017.
Niwot Ridge Front Range 1979 Withdrawn in 2017.
University of Michigan Biological Station Central Michigan 1979
Virginia Coast Eastern Shore 1979
Hawaiian Islands Hawaii 1980 Includes Hawaii Volcanoes and Haleakalā National Parks.
Isle Royale Isle Royale National Park 1980
Big Thicket Deep East Texas 1981
Guanica Guánica 1981
California Coast Ranges Bay Area, North Coast 1983 Withdrawn in 2017.
Central Gulf Coast Plain Forgotten Coast 1983
South Atlantic Coastal Plain Greater Columbia 1983
Mojave and Colorado Deserts California Desert 1984 Includes Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Santa Rosa Mountains and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Carolinian-South Atlantic Georgia, South Carolina 1986 Withdrawn in 2017.
Glacier Bay-Admiralty Island Southeastern Alaska 1986
Golden Gate Bay Area 1988
New Jersey Pinelands Pine Barrens 1988
Southern Appalachian Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1988
Champlain-Adirondak Champlain Valley, Adirondacks 1986
Mammoth Cave Area Caves and Lakes 1990 Extended in 1996.
Land Between The Lakes Area Western Waterlands 1991 Withdrawn in 2017.

Oceania edit

Australia edit

 
Rainbow Beach, Great Sandy
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Croajingolong 1977 2003
Kosciuszko 1977 2003
Prince Regent River 1977 2003
Unnamed Mamungari Conservation Park / Unnamed Conservation Park 1977 2003
Uluru 1977 2003
Yathong 1977 2003
Fitzgerald River 1978 2003, 2013
Hattah-Kulkyne & Murray-Kulkybe 1981 2003
Wilson’s Promontory Wilsons Promontory National Park 1981 2003
Riverland 1977 2003 renamed twice, extended in 1995
Mornington Penincula and Western Port 2002
Barkindji 2005
Noosa 2007
Great Sandy Great Sandy National Park 2009

Federated States of Micronesia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Utwe 2005
And Atoll 2007

Palau edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Ngaremeduu 2005

South America edit

Argentina edit

 
Laguna Oca y Herraduras del Río Paraguay
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
San Guillermo 1980 2000
Laguna Blanca 1982 2000
Costero del Sur 1984 2000
Ñacuñán 1986 2000
Laguna de Pozuelos 1990 2006
Yabotí 1995 2006
Mar Chiquito 1996 2012
Delta del Paraná 2000
Riacho Teuquito 1984 2000
San Guillermo 2000
Laguna Oca y Herraduras del Río Paraguay 2001 Renamed and extended in 2014.
Las Yungas 2002
Andino Norpatagónica 2007
Pereyra Iraola 2007
Valdés 2014

Bolivia edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Pilón-Lajas 1977 2006
Ulla Ulla 1977 2006
Beni 1986 2000

Brazil edit

 
Caatinga
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mata Atlântica (including Sao Paolo Green Belt) 1993 Extended in 2002, 2009
Cerrado 1993 Extended in 2000, 2001
Pantanal 2000
Caatinga 2001
Central Amazon 2001
Espinhaço Range 2005

Chile edit

 
Fray Jorge
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Fray Jorge 1977 1999 Extended in 2012
Juan Fernández 1977 1999
Torres de Paine 1978 1999
Laguna San Rafael 1979 1999
Lauca 1981 1999
Araucarias 1983 1999 Extended in 2010.
La Campana-Peñuelas 1984 1999 Extended in 2009.
Cabo de Hornos 2005
Bosques Templados Lluviosos de los Andes Australes 2005
Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán - Laguna del Laja 2011

Colombia edit

 
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Cinturón Andino 1979 2001
El Tuparro 1979 2001
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta 1979 2001
Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta 2000 2011
Seaflower 2000 2011

Ecuador edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Archipiélago de Colón (Galápagos) 1984 1999
Yasuni 1989 2001
Sumasco 2000 Extended in 2002.
Podocarpus-El Condor 2007
Macizo del Cajas 2013
Bosque Seco 2014

Paraguay edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bosque Mbaracayú 2000 2013
El Chaco 2005

Peru edit

 
Huascarán
Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Huascarán 1977 1999, 2005
Manu 1977 1999
Noroeste 1977 1999
Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha 2010

Uruguay edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bañados del Este 1976 2005
Bioma Pampa-Quebradas del Norte 2014

Venezuela edit

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare 1993
Delta del Orinoco 2009
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