- Increases national and international recognition of our communities as a good place to live, work and visit.
- Our high profile as a tourist destination will increase.
- Promotes economic development in a sustainable way.
- Gives government and non-government organizations more power (leverage) to request funding and implement pilot projects for rural and economic development and other areas of interest.
- Helps to assure the ecological and economic sustainability of our region.
- Provides additional support to the many groups already working hard to preserve this unique ecosystem
- Helps First Nations to better address cultural, social and development issues for their people.
- Encourages increased infrastructure for research, monitoring, educational activities.
- Gains access to information, expertise and support through national and international networks.
Biosphere reserves have three major functions: conservation, sustainable economies, and capacity building through education and research. Conservation of countrysides, ecosystems, species, and genetic variation. Sustainable Economies – that are socially, culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable. Logistic support/Capacity building for research, monitoring, education, … Continue reading
A nomination document was prepared over a 2 year period, with great help from Dr. George Francis, following the guide provided by UNESCO. The Nomination was submitted (June 2010) to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO). They directed their “Man … Continue reading
A “Biosphere Reserve” is an international designation of recognition from UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) for an area in the world which is deemed to demonstrate a “balanced relationship between humans and the biosphere.” This means … Continue reading