Biosphere Reserves

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Biosphere Reserves

Biosphere Reserves

Made by Serah Mary Cyriac

Class VIII Darwin

What is a Biosphere Reserve ?

Biosphere reserves are ‘learning places for sustainable development’. They are sites for testing interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and managing changes and interactions between social and ecological systems, including conflict prevention and management of biodiversity.

For example : Nilgiri Biosphere reserve, Tamil Nadu – Kerala

Kachchh Biosphere reserve, Gujarat

Nilgiri Biosphere reserve

The Three zones of the Biosphere Reserve

  • Core zone
  • Buffer zone
  • Transition zone
  • Core Areas
  • It comprises a strictly protected zone that contributes to the conservation of landscapes, ecosystems, species and genetic variation

  • Buffer Zones
  • It surrounds or adjoins the core area(s), and is used for activities compatible with sound ecological practices that can reinforce scientific research, monitoring, training and education.

  • Transition Area
  • The transition area is where communities foster socio-culturally and ecologically sustainable economic and human activities.

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