A fund raising concert to support the work of the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association (BLBRA) was held at the St Georges Channel Hall on the evening of June 28, 2014. More than 100 … Continue reading
The first line says it all…”Biosphere Reserves are not about nature conservation, they are about people“!
The association was awarded the Destination Cape Breton Association’s INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME award last Friday at a gala awards dinner in Baddeck! The “award recognizes the personal and professional achievement and contribution of an individual or group over many … Continue reading
Biosphere reserves have three major functions: conservation, economic development, and capacity building. Conservation of countrysides, ecosystems, species, and genetic variation. Economic development – that is socially, culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable. Logistic support/Capacity building for research, monitoring, education, and training activities … Continue reading
The activities of the Biosphere Reserve will be overseen by the BLBRA working with other local organizations already focusing on conservation, sustainable development, and capacity building (research, monitoring and education) in their programs.
Biosphere reserves are overseen by a governing body, in this case the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association, and it is through them that the biosphere reserve promotes the ongoing activities in the area, facilitates new projects, develops the cooperation … Continue reading
We are volunteers who have worked to have the Bras d’Or Lake and its watershed designated as a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve. We now oversee the activities of the Biosphere Reserve. We are a registered society in the province of Nova Scotia.
Biosphere reserves are special places around the world where people are trying to live more sustainably – that means 4 things:
- a healthy environment
- a healthy economy
- a healthy society
- a healthy culture.
Now, isn’t that worth recognizing? That’s what the United Nations thought back in the early 1970′s when they came up with this concept. They wanted to give international recognition to these places – where people could find out more about the special natural resources of an area and how the people were working to save them for future generations.
Together, biosphere reserves form a world network for promoting exchange of information, experience and personnel. Currently (2014), there are 631 BR sites in 119 countries. Sixteen of those are in Canada!