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UNESCO Chair on Biosphere Reserves (434), established in 1999 at the Georgian State Agrarian University , (Georgia)

Fields / Disciplines

Ecology; Environment.

  • To conduct interdisciplinary training and research activities which promote the principles of the Seville Strategy and the statutory framework for the World Network for Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO's MAB Programme.

  • To organize activities such as expert round tables, consultations amongst representatives of government administrations, local authorities, landowners, nature protection associations, etc. with the aim of establishing area(s) as a potential biosphere reserve in Georgia.

  • To advise on the preparation of the biosphere reserve nomination form for submission to UNESCO.

  • To advise on the preparation and implementation of a management plan for site(s) identified as potential biosphere reserve(s).

  • To advise on and promote regional co-operation on ecosystem management as appropriate through trans boundary biosphere reserves.

  • To advise on and promote co-operation amongst biosphere reserves within the European region, for example through participation in the work of the EuroMAB network of biosphere reserves.

Host Institution

Georgian State Agrarian University. Website

UNESCO Sector / Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences

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