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Natural Sciences

Island & Coastal Areas

    Over 60 % of the world's people live within 60 kilometres of the sea. Coastal and marine environment is strongly influenced by human activities, via local pressure or climate change. Yet ecosystems of coastal areas, small islands and mangroves have a crucial value. UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme activities span protection, scientific research and human use.

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    Mr Miguel Clüsener-Godt
    • Programme Specialist, Acting Chief, Section of Ecological Sciences and Biodiversity; Pacific (PACMAB), Small Islands and Coastal Zones, South-South Co-operation), Latin America and the Caribbean Region (Ibero-MAB, REDBIOS)

    • 10-10-2009
    International Seminar: Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves in the Mediterranean
    Europe and North America Latin America and the Caribbean Africa Arab States Asia Pacific