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On the 20th of September 2001 the Kruger to Canyons (K2C) Biosphere Reserve was registered in Paris by UNESCO.

On the 20th of September 2001 the Kruger to Canyons (K2C) Biosphere Reserve was registered in Paris by UNESCO. It became the 411th Biosphere Reserve site to be registered in 94 countries worldwide, acknowledging the global significance of Greater Kruger bioregion, the eastern savannahs and escarpment of South Africa.

 

The K2C Biosphere Programme is an extensive community-driven initiative situated in the east of the country. It bridges Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, and it is also at the interface of the Eastern Transvaal Drakensberg Escarpment and the Central Lowveld.

 

K2C has 1.4 million ha dedicated to long-term conservation (898 300 of formally protected area and 400 000 ha of private owned conservation land). The entire registered Biosphere Reserve area is 2.5 million ha.

 

Land uses within the K2C are extremely diverse, and thus relates into a stakeholder base that is not only very large, but also very dynamic and very complex. The main land uses falling within the K2C region include:  Conservation; Agriculture; Tourism; Forestry; Mining; Rural Developments and Urban Developments.

SEVILLE STRATEGY

The Seville Strategy is a document drawn up in Seville Spain which was drawn up to outline the principles and concepts behind the UNESCO MaB Programme and from which Biosphere’s around the world are able to plan and implement processes and projects

MADRID DECLARATION

On the back of the development of the Madrid Action Plan at the 3rd World Conference of Biosphere Reserves in Madrid in 2008, all participants drew up a declaration committing themselves to the implementation and adherence of all aspects outlined in the the Madrid Action Plan itself.

LIMA ACTION PLAN


The Lima Action Plan for UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves (2016-2025) contains a comprehensive but succinct set of actions aimed at ensuring the effective implementation of the MAB Strategy 2015- 2025

UNESCO MAB PROGRAMME

The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme is an Intergovernmental Scientific Programme aiming to set a scientific basis for the improvement of the relationships between people and their environment globally.

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MAB STRATEGY 2015-2025

The MAB Programme with its WNBR constitutes an important and valuable partner and instrument for research and experimentation on the ground, to build knowledge on practice- based sustainable development and share it globally

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MADRID ACTION PLAN

The Madrid Action Plan is a revision of the Seville Strategy drawn up during the 3rd World Conference for Biosphere Reserves In  Madrid, February 2008.  It outlines adapted strategies and objectives to deal with a changing world. And the world network of Biosphere Reserves

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LIMA DECLARATION


On the back of the development of the Lima Action Plan at the 4th World Conference of Biosphere Reserves in Lima, Peru in 2016, all participants drew up a declaration committing themselves to the implementation and adherence of all aspects outlined in the the Lima Action Plan itself.

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