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NEW ROADMAP OF BIOSPHERE RESERVES ADOPTED IN LIMA
Lima, 18 March—The 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves ended on 17 March in the capital city of Peru with the adoption of a Declaration and a new ten-year Action Plan for UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Read More >>
 
UNESCO MAN AND BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME OFFERS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 24, 2016 (SKNIS): Antonio Maynard, St. Kitts and Nevis’ UNESCO National Commission Secretary General has acclaimed that the St. Mary’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Reserve is an area that offers great opportunities to the residents of Keys, Cayon, Hermitage, Canada and Ottley’s.

This was said at a MAB Town Hall meeting which was the fourth one in the area since discussions of the UNESCO programme in the Federation commenced in 2009.  St. Mary’s, St. Kitts, was officially designated by UNESCO, and the certificate was handed over to the Federation at the 36thSession of the UNESCO General Conference, in early November 2011. Read More >>
 
CLIMATE CHANGE YOUTH AMBASSADORS TREK THROUGH BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 22, 2015 (SKNIS): The UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change experienced “a walk down memory lane” when they trekked one of the walking trails of St. Mary’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Reserve on National Heroes Day, September 16.

The St. Mary’s Reserve includes the communities of Cayon, Keys, Hermitage, Holland Ghaut and Wash Ghaut and has the distinction of being the first designated UNESCO MAB reserve in the English-Speaking Caribbean. Thirty-five youth ambassadors, five teachers and eight UNESCO officials, including representatives from the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network (SKSTMN) and the MAB Committee, traversed Keys, stopping at the basketball court where they were told of days gone by, as experienced by Royston Griffin, tour guide and resident of Keys. Read More >>
 

MAN AND THE BIOSPHERE COMMITTEE TRY OUT ECO-TOURISM TRAIL

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 6, 2012 (SKNIS): One of the proposed hiking trails located in the Cayon hills was given a test run by members of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Committee along with Cayon residents and representatives of the youth arm of the UNESCO National Commission, late last month. Read More >>


BIOSPHERE RESERVE FOSTERS MULTI-SECTORAL ACTION PLAN

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 11, 2012 (SKNIS): It was the general consensus, at the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Committee launch, that nothing less than a multi-sectoral approach would be accepted when it came to the development of the St. Mary’s Biosphere Reserve.. Read More >>


ST. KITTS-NEVIS DESIGNATION FOR INCLUSION IN THE WORLD NETWORK OF THE UNESCO MAN AND BIOSPHERE (MAB) RESERVES.

During the just concluded 36th Session of UNESCO General Conference early November in Paris, acting Minister of Education and Information, Hon: Patrice Nisbett, took time out to receive the certificate bestowed to the Federation by UNESCO, in recognition of St. Kitts-Nevis inscription and designation for inclusion in the world net work of Biosphere reserves on the Man and Biosphere (MAB) programme.
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ST. MARY’S BIOSPHERE RESERVE IS INDEED “WORTH A TRIP”

Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 13, 2011 (SKNIS): St. Mary’s Biosphere Reserve located in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis was highlighted by the International Herald Tribune among six newly designated biospheres to be “worth a trip.”
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ENGLISH SPEAKING CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES PREPARE BIOSPHERE RESERVE NOMINATION

Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 25, 2009 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis is among four English-speaking countries in the Caribbean preparing proposals to send to UNESCO enabling any of them to be the first in the region to have registered biosphere reserves.

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