While every Biosphere Reserve is unique, autonomous and highly local, we are all part of a large global network. Today, there are more than 700 Biosphere Reserves in over 120 countries, with over twenty Biosphere Reserves spanning two or more countries. The umbrella that we all operate under is UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The MAB Programme in Sweden is the national umbrella for the Swedish Biosphere Reserves.
There are also various thematic networks across the globe. We are involved, for example, in the European Biosphere Reserve partnership EuroMAB, as well as the partnership for the Arctic countries in the northern hemisphere, NordMAB. In the Biosphere for Baltic project, we work together with the Biosphere Reserves bordering the Baltic Sea.
We also have our own fantastic Biosphere Ambassadors and our own Development Council to support us.