Model Regions

Using existing networks of designated sites such as UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (BRs), World Heritage sites, Ramsar sites, National parks, Regional and Nature Parks, Sustainable Cities and their sustainable development frameworks set the standards for the establishment of the Global Regions Network.

  1. The Biosphere Reserves as Models for Sustainable Development: UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme and the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR): Jan 2015: Number of biosphere reserves 631 in 119 countries. Updated Map 
  2. UNESCO World Heritage: World Heritage Convention and Liste of sites, Cultural Heritage (ICOMOS; publications) and Natural Heritage (IUCN; publications) 
  3. Ramsar Convention: Sites designated for the List of Wetlands of International Importance June 2013: 2,124. Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 205,380,199 

  4. The Swiss Experience
  5. United Kingdom National Parks  nited Kingdom National ParksThe UKUnited United Kingdom National Parks: England's ten National Parks are valued national assets. They comprise some of the highest quality landscapes and wildlife habitats in the country and cover more than 9% of the total land area. The National Parks also make important contributions to our economy and society and are part of our national identity. They are of huge importance to the people who live and work within them, as well as the many millions who visit for recreation and tourism. Important publications regarding the sustainable development and economy Publications 2012/2013: Valuing England's National Parks - Full Report    

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