The UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves covers internationally designated protected areas which are nominated by national governments and remain under the sovereign jurisdiction of the states where they are located. Biosphere Reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Each reserve promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.
The major objectives of Biosphere Reserves are: (i) To conserve diversity and integrity of plants, animals and micro-organism; (ii) To promote research on ecological conservation and other environmental aspects and; (iii) To provide facilities for education, awareness and training.
Biosphere Reserves by Country or Territory
Barranca de Metztilan
Laguna Madre and Río Bravo Delta
Maderas del Carmen
Selva El Ocote
Sierra de Huautla
Sierra de Manantlán
Sierra La Laguna