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Beaver Hills Biosphere Announcement

The Beaver Hills Initiative and its members are pleased to announce that the Beaver Hills became a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on March 21, 2016.

The Beaver Hills joins a global network of over 600 sites that are internationally recognized for their work to ensure ecologically sustainable human and economic development. It is the second biosphere in Alberta and joins 16 other Canadian Biospheres.

“The UNESCO Biosphere designation is basically international recognition for all the work that’s been done in this special area to maintain biodiversity and foster ecologically and socio-culturally sustainable human and economic development in this lived-in and working landscape. We’re looking forward to continuing our work and sharing our research and tools with the public, other biospheres and land use decision makers outside the Beaver Hills,” says Glen Lawrence, Chair of the Beaver Hills Initiative.

Read the full news release.