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Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management

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The Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management honours outstanding achievement in Biosphere Reserve management. It was developed in honour of Michel Batisse, the eminent scientist, UNESCO figurehead and ‘father’ of UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme.

Awarded every two years by the MAB International Co-ordinating Committee, only one candidate can be put forward per Member State and must be approved by the national MAB Committee.

Previous winners include Qu Shuguang, Director of the Wudalianchi Biosphere Reserve (China), for his study on the Wudalianchi ecomigration project to protect the environment and improve the population’s means of subsistence, and Marisa Coetzee and Harry Biggs for their case study concerning the South African Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve.

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Make sure you read the important information below before you apply for this prize. You must apply through the UK National Commission for UNESCO. Expressions of interest are welcome.

STATUS

#Closed for applications

UKNC DEADLINE

20 December 2018

UNESCO DEADLINE

20 January 2019

WHO CAN APPLY

Project Managers from existing UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

ORIGIN

UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme

ESTABLISHED

2005

RENEWAL DATE

2017

AWARDUS$12,000

US$12,000

ROTATION

Every 2 years

NEXT CALL DUE

November 2020
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#Information

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. They are places that provide local solutions to global challenges. Biosphere reserves include terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Each site promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.

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