The boundary of the proposed biosphere reserve defines the watershed for the Bras d’Or Lake. It is a line that joins the high points of land all around the Lake. If rain falls inside the line, it runs toward the Lake. If it falls outside the line, it drains away from the Lake. We chose the waterhsed boundary because everything inside that line potentially impacts the Lake itself. The total area represents an ecological functioning unit.
The first line says it all…“Biosphere Reserves are not about nature conservation, they are about people“!
The activities of the Biosphere Reserve are overseen by the BLBRA. You can reach the association at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The association works with other local organizations already focusing on conservation, sustainable development, and capacity building (research, monitoring and education) in their programs.
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 … Continue reading