Examples of Biosphere Reserves
As of 2008, there are 531 designated biosphere reserves, located in 105 countries. Many countries have less than 10 sites, some with only one or two. The countries with the most sites are the United States (47), Russia (40), Spain (37) and Mexico (36).
Here are representative sites all over the world, with the year of their establishment in the program.
Redberry Lake in Canada (2000)
Olympic National Park in the United States (1976)
Galapagos Islands in Ecuador (1984)
Central Amazon Rainforest in Brazil (2001)
Mt. Kenya in Kenya (1978)
Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda (1983)
Palawan in the Philippines (1990)
Haui Tak Teak in Thailand (1977)
Berchtesgaden Alps in Germany (1990)
North Bull Island in Ireland (1981)
Oceania:Prince Regent River in Australia (1977)Ngaremeduu in Palau (2005)