Man-And-the-Biosphere

Project Description
UNESCO?s Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB) develops the basis,
within the natural and the social sciences, for the sustainable use
and conservation of biological diversity, and for the improvement of
the relationship between people and their environment globally.

The MAB Programme encourages interdisciplinary research, demonstration
and training in natural resource management. MAB contributes
thus not only to better understanding of the environment,
including global change, but to greater involvement of science
and scientists in policy development concerning the wise use of
biological diversity.

Over the next decades, MAB is focusing on new approaches for
facilitating sustainable development, through promoting conservation
and wise use of biodiversity. By taking advantage of the
transdisciplinary and cross-cultural opportunities of UNESCO?s mandate
in the fields of education, science, culture and communication, MAB is
promoting both scientific research and information gathering, as well
as linking with traditional knowledge about resource use. It must
serve to help implement Agenda 21 and related Conventions, in
particular the Convention on Biological Diversity.

For more information, link to
http://www.unesco.org/mab/about.htm

[Summary provided by UNESCO"