World Biosphere Reserves

Biosphere Reserves which are wholly or partially World Heritage Sites.

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Connected Sites

Aggtelek and Slovak Karst: Separate Biospheres in Hungary (Aggtelek (1979)) and Slovakia (Slovenski Kras (1977))
Air and Téneré: Air et Ténéré (1997)
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park: Cuchillas del Toa (1987)
Atlantic Forest South-East: Part of Mata Atlántica (including Sao Paulo City Green Belt) (1993; extension 2002)
Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest: Belovezhskaya Pushcha (1993) / Bialowieza (1976)
Biblical Tells: Meggido Biosphere Reserve (Israel 2017)—Renaming of Ramot Menashe Biosphere Reserve.
Calakmul: Region de Calakmul (1993)
Cape Floral Region: Cape Winelands (2007)
Causses and Cévennes: Cévennes National Park
Central Sikhote-Alin: Sikhote Alin (1978)
Cerrado Protected Areas: Cerrado (1993; extension 2000 and 2001)
Cilento and Vallo di Diano: Cilento and Vallo di Diano (1997)
Comoé National Park: Comoé (1983)
Danube Delta: Danube Delta (1979 and extension 1992 of Romanian part; addition of Ukrainian part (Dunainsky) to make a transfrontier BR in 1998
Darien National Park: Darién (1983)
Discovery Coast: Part of Mata Atlántica (including Sao Paulo City Green Belt) (1993; extension 2002)
Dja Faunal Reserve: Dja (1981)
Dolomites: The Ledro Alps and Judicaria biosphere reserve (2015)
Donana National Park: Part of Doñana (1980)
Durmitor National Park: Part of Tara River Basin (1976)
Everglades: Everglades & Dry Tortugas (1976)
Fanjingshan: Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve
Ferrara: The Po Delta biosphere reserve (2015)
Fertö/Neusiedlersee: Separate Biosphere Reserves in Hungary (Lake Fertö (1979)) and Austria (Neusiedler See (1977))
Fontainebleau: Fontainebleau et du Gâtinais (Pays de Fontainebleau) (1998)
Fossil Hominid Sites: The Magaliesberg biosphere reserve (2015)
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda: Sierra Gorda BR (some of the missions)
Fraser Island: Great Sandy (2009)
Galapagos Islands: Archipielago de Colon (Galápagos) (1984)
Garajonay: La Gomera Biosphere Reserve (2012)
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz: Flusslandschaft Elbe (1979, extension 1997)
Glacier parks: Includes Glacier-Bay Admiralty Island (1986)
Golden Mountains of Altai: Katunsky (2000), Altaisky (2009)
Great Smoky Mountains: Part of Southern Appalachian (1989)
Gulf of California: Islas del Golgo de California (1995)
Hawaii Volcanoes: Part of Hawaiian Islands (1980)
Hoi An: Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An (2009)
Hortobágy: Hortobágy (1979)
Huanglong: Huanglong (2000)
Huangshan: Mount Huangshan (2018)
Huascaran National Park: Huascarán (1977)
Hubei Shennongjia: Shennongjia National Nature Reserve
Ichkeul National Park: Ichkeul (1977)
Jeju: Includes Jeju Island (2002)
Jiuzhaigou Valley: Jiuzhaigou Valley (1997)
Khangchendzonga National Park: Khangchendzonga (2018)
Kinabalu Park: Crocker Range, in the south of Kinabalu
Komodo National Park: Komodo, 1977
Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou: Oasis du sud marocain (2000)
Lake Baikal: Baikalskyi (1986) and Barguzinskyi (1986)
Lake Turkana: Mount Kulal recognised as a Biosphere Reserve under the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme (700,000 ha. Includes South Island and the waters of Lake Turkana). (UNEP-WCMC)
Landscapes of Dauria: Mongol Daguur in Mongolia and Torrey Lakes in the Russian Federation
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape: Part of Lower Morava (2003)
Mammoth Cave: Part of Mammoth Cave Area (1990 & 1996)
Mana Pools: 2010 - "Middle Zambezi, Zimbabwe, stretching over some 40,000 square kilometers in the Zambezi valley, features unique riverine and terrestrial ecosystems, including a large human-made reservoir, Lake Kariba. The Mana Pools National Park, part of the core area, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site."
Manu National Park: Manu (1977)
Mapungubwe: Vhembe (2009)
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve: Mariposa Monarca (2006)
Mount Carmel Caves: Lie within Mount Carmel Biosphere Reserve (1996)
Mount Kenya: Mount Kenya (1978)
Mount Nimba: Part of Mont Nimba (1980)
Mount Wuyi: Wuyishan (1987)
Ngorongoro: Part of Serengeti-Ngorongoro (1981)
Niokolo-Koba National Park: Niokolo-Koba (1981)
Ohrid Region: Réserve de biosphére transfrontière d'Ohrid-Prespa
Olympic National Park: Olympic (1976)
Pantanal: Part of larger Pantanal (2000)
Pirin National Park: Includes Doupki-Djindjiritza (1977)
Pompei: Part of Somma-Vesuvio and Miglio d?Oro (1997)
Pont du Gard: Gorges du Gardon biosphere reserve (2015)
Primeval Beech Forests: Part of East Carpathians (1998), which also includes Polish territory
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River: Part of Palawan (1990)
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu: Ordesa-Vinamala (1977) covers Spanish part
Redwood: Part of California Coast Ranges (1983)
Rio Abiseo National Park: Gran Pajatén (2016)
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve: Rio Pl?tano (1980)
Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco: Located in El Vizcaino (1993)
Roman Walls of Lugo: Terras do Miño (2002)
Royal Joseon Tombs: 2010 - "Gwangneung Forest, South Korea, is located in the central part of the Korean peninsula where the extreme continental climate of northeast Asia and the oceanic climate of the Pacific meet. Deciduous hardwood forests over 500 years old, the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Korea National Arboretum are within the biosphere reserve site."
Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries: Seonamsa Temple, which is one of the components of the Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea WHS is located within the Suncheon Biosphere Reserve
Saryarka: Korgalzhyn was made WBR in 2012
Serengeti: Part of Serengeti-Ngorongoro (1981)
Serra da Capivara: Caatinga (2001)
Shirakawa-go and Gokayama: Mount Hakusan (extension 2016)
Sian Ka'an: Sian Ka'an (1986)
Sinharaja Forest: Sinharaja (1978)
Skocjan Caves: The Karst Biosphere Reserve
Socotra Archipelago: Socotra Archipelago (2003)
South China Karst: Includes Maolan (1996)
Srebarna Nature Reserve: Srébarna (1977)
Studenica Monastery: Golija-Studenica (2001)
Sundarbans National Park: Sunderban (2001)
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves: Separate Biosphere Reserves in Panama (La Amistad (2000))and Costa Rica (La Amistad (1982))
Taï National Park: Taï (1977)
Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve (TCBR)
Tikal National Park: Part of Maya (1990)
Trang An: Red River Delta (2004)
Tubbataha Reefs: Part of Palawan (1990)
Uluru: Uluru (Ayer's Rock Mount Olga) (1977)
Uvs Nuur Basin: Uvs Nuur Basin (Mongolia, 1997), Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina (Russia, 1997)
Virgin Komi Forests: Pechoro-Ilychskiy (1984)
Volcanoes of Kamchatka: Includes Kronotskiy (1984)
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex: 'W' Region (established 1996 in Niger; extension to Benin and Burkina Faso in 2002); Arly (2018)
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park: Separate Biosphere Reserves Waterton (1979) and Glacier (1976)
Western Caucasus: Kavkazskiy (1978)
Western Ghats: Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve (2000), Agasthyamala (2016)
Western Tien-Shan: Karatau Biosphere Reserve (Kazakhstan) 2017, Aksu Zhabagly was made a WBR in 2015
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino: Located in El Vizcaino (1993)
Yakushima: Yakushima Island (1980)
Yellowstone: Yellowstone (1976)


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