2021 03 31

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On March 24 this year. The UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program celebrates its 50th anniversary. These programs include 714 biosphere reserves in 129 countries, including the Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve.

1971 This intergovernmental scientific program was established to create and support key people for researchers to improve environmental relations.

New approaches to environmental protection and sustainable development are being introduced in the local recognition of UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB - Man and the Biosphere) programs. Integrated land, water and biodiversity management, inclusion of local people, strategies for biosphere reserves to improve nature conservation. In this type of protected areas, the focus is on eco-tourism and the promotion of other sustainable uses of resources.

The essence of the Man and the Biosphere Program is how to rationally use and conserve the resources of the biosphere, to improve the connection between man and his environment.

The cycle of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere program will start on March 24 this year. Remotely organize UNESCO Biodiversity Forums.

The Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve was included in the UNESCO World Program for Man and the Biosphere Biosphere Reserve Network at the end of June 2011. This is the first and so far the only Lithuanian site in the world in the UNESCO network of biosphere reserves.

"Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve Directorate" plans to organize events for the anniversary of the UNESCO program "Man and the Biosphere" and for the inclusion of Žuvintas in these programs for the 10th anniversary at the end of June. The event will be dedicated to a large place for the community, activity partners. The works of the Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve for a decade will be presented, and future directions will be shared.

The Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve is located in southern Lithuania, it includes the Žuvintas and Amalva wetlands complex, the Bukta forest west of Žuvintas and the Žaltytis lake with a swampy perimeter. It is one of the richest games in the variety of protected areas of Lithuania, distinguished by the values ​​of the route and unique natural complexes. Rare and endangered (including global endangered) plant and animal species, as well as wetland plant communities and habitats, are concentrated in the territory.