Welcome – Explore the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere !

Click on any of the headings along the top of the screen or links in the text below to find out more about Canada’s 16th UNESCO Biosphere!


  • BLBRA’s Annual General Meeting – June 15th, 2017 – 7 p.m. – Time to renew your membership, hear about what we’re doing and to get involved with your Biosphere! 
  • Check out next Monday’s WEBINAR June 12, 2017. Click on the poster to register. Host Larry McDermott will discuss indigenous engagement in conservation.

    Indigenous Engagement in Conservation

  • What is a biosphere reserve?  Nature AND People – a short video.
  • Striking Balance (Season One) is a documentary series about 8 of Canada’s Biosphere regions – including the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve. You can buy a copy of Season One at Video Sales. DVDs are $30 + S.&H. and Blu-ray discs are $35 + S.&H. We will sell these at World Ocean’s Day, Iona, June 11th; 12  Noon to 4:30 p.m.
  • Citizen Based Monitoring: Bras d’Or Watch 2016 is in the history books!  It was another great year! Click on the Bras d’Or Watch poster for more information!
  • Bras d’Or Watch 2017 is set to go Saturday – July 22nd! Click HERE for more details of where, when and what you will experience!
  • NEWS …2 new Biosphere regions in Canada! Check out the new map!CarteRB-Canada_AireCooperation2016_CBRA
  • Canadian Biosphere Reserves reach out to the Federal government – Read the letter to Minister McKenna .
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada is providing a web-based access to “Indicators supporting the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy”
  • We are now a Registered Charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Now your donation helps our volunteers carry out a wide range of projects and gives you a tax receipt for donating to a charity!



  • Walking Trail around the Biosphere: Click on the Walking Trail WalkingTrail-glyph2(BLUE CIRCLE)logo to get the latest information!
  • Biosphere Atlas – updated! Check out the Biosphere Atlas by clicking on the map below or the image of Cape Breton over there – on the right side of this screen! The Atlas has recently been updated with more information about people and places in the Bras d’Or Biosphere. Make sure you let is know [at contact@blbra.ca] if you want to add anything!

Have you seen any exciting sites or trails within the Biosphere? Grab your GPS and Click this link to add your own information.

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