UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Biosphere reserves are ‘learning places for sustainable development’. They are sites for testing interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and managing changes and interactions between social and ecological systems, including conflict prevention and management of biodiversity.

There are currently 748 biosphere reserves and of these seven of them are situated in Sweden. Storkriket candidate to become Sweden's next biosphere.



In 2021, UNESCO's program MAB, Man and the Biosphere, turned 50 years old. Involving young people in sustainable development is an important part of MAB's work in the next 10 years.