Welcome – What’s new at the Bras d’Or Biosphere

Nov 1, 2014 by Jim Foulds Comments»

Meeting of the Association: The next regular meeting of the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association is on Thursday, November 20th – 1:30-4:30 @ the St. Georges Channel Hall. ALL ARE WELCOME!

St. Georges Channel Hall West Bay Highway

St. Georges Channel Hall
West Bay Highway

Striking Balance was here! This video series will showcase Canada’s 16 Biosphere Reserves and the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve will be a part of the first season! Check out this video promoting the series and it will lead you to links for more information. Filming took place over the past few weeks. Make sure to “Like” their FB page 

What is the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association?

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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!