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UNESCO Outlines Best Practices of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves

mab-unesco22 May 2013: The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and partners have released a book, titled 'Best Practices of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves,' which compiles the presentations of the Island Biosphere Reserves that attended the 2nd meeting of the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves: Sustainable Development and Climate Change, held in Jeju, Republic of Korea, in September 2012.

The book, the second publication of its kind, features presentations from: West Estonian Archipelago (Estonia); Siberut Island (Indonesia); Yakushima (Japan); Islands of the Gulf of California (Mexico); Palawan (Philippines); Santana Madeira (Portugal); Jeju Island and Shinan Dadohae (Republic of Korea); El Hierro, Gran Canaria and Menorca (Spain); and the Island of Principe (São Tomé and Príncipe).

It also provides an update on the progress made by this network and features the statement that was signed by participants in Jeju. [UNESCO Press Release] [Publication: Best Practices of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves]