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Transboundary biosphere reserves have been established to recognize and strengthen coordinated management of socio-ecosystems across borders: political, organizational, linguistic, cultural breaks, and barriers to the management of shared ecosystems and the development of populations. They promote the coordinated management of these ecosystems, often also the place of a common history and culture. 

A Transboundary Biosphere Reserve is first and foremost a cooperation between established Biosphere Reserves. UNESCO formally designates it as a Transboundary Biosphere Reserve if certain conditions are met: a political agreement between the states concerned, a common zoning that promotes the spatialization of conservation and development issues, the identification of local and national partners and the establishment of a governance mechanism.
One of the strengths of the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve is that it provides a flexible and adaptive working environment.

Learn more : Transboundary Biosphere Reserves  (RBT)

International RBT meeting

A workshop was organized by the French and German MAB National Committees to promote and encourage the establishment, management and recognition of transboundary biosphere reserves, strengthen existing Biosphere Reserves assist those in the process by defining ways to strengthen governance, institutional mechanisms and budgets.

 

Read the report : here