WELCOME TO NORTH DEVON'S UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Reaching to the heights of Dartmoor and Exmoor and via the sea to Lundy, North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is one of 621 Reserves in 117 countries designated by UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme and was the first of 6 to be designated in the UK.
Developing partnerships and managing projects for a sustainable future in north Devon, The North Devon Biosphere team work to maintain our world class environment and the high quality of life we get from it. We are here to help and advise and facilitiate partnerships and projects.
North Devon's Biosphere Reserve Has
North Devon Biosphere Reserve is Here
The North Devon Biosphere Reserve's area extends from the catchments of the Rivers Taw and Torridge with its core at Braunton Burrows sand dune system.
Click on the map below to see the three management zones in more detail.
The Biosphere Reserve has 3 zones:
North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is jointly funded by Devon County Council, North Devon Council, Torridge District Council
North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is twinned with the Malindi-Watumu Biosphere Reserve on the Kenyan coast.
Biosphere total area = 1468 mi²
UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) is an intergovernmental programme aiming to set a scientific basis for the improvement of relationships between people and their local environments.
Biosphere Reserves are established by individual countries and recognised by MAB to promote sustainable development based on local community efforts and sound science.