• Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB)

    Launched in the early 1970s, the Man and the Biosphere Programme is an Intergovernmental Scientific Programme aiming to set a scientific basis for the improvement of the relationships between people and their environment globally. UNESCO-MAB.

  • Network

    For implementation of its interdisciplinary work on-ground, MAB relies on the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, and on thematic networks and partnerships for knowledge-sharing, research and monitoring, education and training, and participatory decision-making. It’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves currently counts 621 biosphere reserves in 117 countries all over the world.

  • MAB Governing Bodies

    The main MAB governing body, the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, usually referred to as the MAB Council or ICC, consists of 34 Member States elected by UNESCO's biennial General Conference.

  • MAB Secretariat

    UNESCO's ecology-related MAB Programme focuses on an interdisciplinary research agenda spanning the ecological, social and economic dimensions of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development International MAB Secretariat.