UNESCO – MAN AND BIOSPHERE
JULIAN ALPS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
UNESCO is very important organisation in the United Nations. It was established with the main objective to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science and culture. The Programme MAB – Man and Biosphere was started in 1968. It was designed with an aim to study the influence of human activities on the changes in the environment and to encourage sustainable development.
The worldwide MAB network comprises 440 reserves in 97 countries. On 10th of July 2003 the UNESCO office in Paris adopted a Decision to include the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park into the international network of biosphere reserves MAB. The Julian Alps have thus become part of a network of model regions of sustainable development.