Protected Areas Designated under International Conventions

Man and the Biosphere Reserves

Biosphere reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal marine ecosystems, internationally recognized under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme, which innovate and demonstrate approaches to conservation and sustainable development. Biosphere Reserves are intended to promote a balanced relationship between people and nature. They are nominated by national governments, and are recognised under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme, and remain under the sovereign jurisdiction of the States where they are situated.

For more information visit the UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme on the Biodiversity A to Z or the Man and Biosphere Programme home page.

Man and the Biosphere Reserves in the WDPA

For a list of all UNESCO Man and the Biosphere sites in the WDPA click here

Changbaishan UNESCO Man and the Biosphere reserve ©B. MacSharry

For more information on this particular site please visit the UNESCO MAB page for this site.

# Note there is currently a difference between the number of sites for this designation in the WDPA and those in UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme list of sites. We are working with the Secretariat and Countries to ensure we all have the most up to data.