02 Jul 2014

St. Mary’s in Saint Kitts and Nevis added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves

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The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), meeting in Dresden (Germany) from 28 June to 1 July, has added 18 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR), which now numbers 580 sites in 114 countries.

Among the new sites which the Council approved is St. Mary’s in Saint Kitts and Nevis. St. Mary’s is an important site in terms of biological diversity, comprising cloud forests, mangroves and coral reefs

The Reserve represents one of the most diverse natural communities in St. Kitts: the marine area and beaches near Canada, Keys  (Source: UNESCO Caribbean)

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