In accordance with the decision of the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO, the 3rd
November has been designated as the International Day for Biosphere Reserves. The purpose of this
international day is to provide a wake-up call on the importance of caring for the environment and
achieving a balance between human activities and the conservation of natural resources - and on the
leading role that the World Network of Biosphere Reserves play in this regard.
The International Day for Biosphere Reserves is to be commemorated at national and local levels
through activities and events that contribute to a better knowledge of the role and impact of
biosphere reserves. It is intended to mobilise and acknowledge the commitment, actions and solutions
by the entire Man and Biosphere Reserve (MAB) family - the people, institutions and partners that
make up the global network.