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World Network of Biosphere Reserves in Africa

Under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), there are currently 81 biosphere reserves recognized as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves in Africa. These are distributed across 33 countries in the region. While biosphere reserves in Northern African countries belong to ArabMAB, UNESCO's regional MAB network for Arab countries, biosphere reserves in Sub-Saharan Africa are organised in the AfriMAB regional network.

The list

Below is the list of biosphere reserves in Africa, organized by country/territory, along with the year these were designated as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Algeria

Benin

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Congo

Côte d'Ivoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Egypt

Ethiopia

  • Kafa (2010)[1]
  • Yayu (2010)[1]
  • Sheka (2012)[2]

Gabon

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

São Tomé and Príncipe

Senegal

South Africa

Sudan

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

United Republic of Tanzania

Zimbabwe

References

  1. ^ a b "UNESCO announces selection of 13 new Biosphere Reserves". UNESCO MAB 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Biosphere Reserve Sheka (Ethiopia)". UNESCO MAB 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Biosphere Reserve Ferlo (Senegal)". UNESCO MAB 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 

External links

  • UNESCO list of biosphere reserves in Africa
  • Database of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves
  • AfriMAB website
  • ArabMAB website
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