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 669 Reserves in 120 countries designated by UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme and was the first of 6 to be designated in the UK. All exist to inspire a positive future by connecting people and nature.
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 facilitate partnerships and projects.
North Devon's Biosphere Reserve Has
25 Year Environment Plan
This 25 Year Environment Plan sets out government action to help the natural world regain and retain good health. It aims to deliver cleaner air and water in our cities and rural landscapes, protect threatened species and provide richer wildlife habitats. It calls for an approach to agriculture, forestry, land use and fishing that puts the environment first.
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.
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.