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  • Plesivská biosphere reserve, Slovakia

Slovakia is involved in a number of earth science projects under UNESCO, ranging from the study of A-type granites to that of the origins of the Rheic Ocean.

There are 2 Transboundary Biosphere Reserves in the country: the East Carpatians Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, shared with Poland and Ukraine, and the Tatra Biosphere Reserve, shared with Poland. Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine created the Foundation for the Eastern Carpathians biodiversity Conservation (ECBC) to support transboundary cooperation.

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.



- Northern European Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND) More

- World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) Danube River Basin case study More

- Alpine and Mediterranean Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (AMHY FRIEND)

- Hindu Kush HimalayanFlow Regimes from the International Experimental and Network Data (HKH FRIEND)


People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)

- UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development and Ecological Awareness, established in 1994 at the Technical University of Zvolen More


Earth Sciences

- Triassic Time and Trans-Panthalassan Correlations (IGCP, Project 467)

- Au-Ag-telluride-selenide deposits (IGCP, Project 486)

- The Rheic Ocean: Its origin, evolution, and correlatives (IGCP, Project 497)

- Global correlation of A-type granites and related rocks, their mineralization, and significance in lithospheric evolution (IGCP, Project 510)

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