The Biosphere Reserves (459 Reserves in 97 countries, 8 of which are in Italy) are established by UNESCO within the MAB program (Man and Biosphere), a program created in 1968 for “sustainable development”.
The Reserves are defined as “areas of marine and / or terrestrial ecosystems that are internationally recognized within the UNESCO MAB program. The Biosphere Reserves are set up to promote and demonstrate a balanced relationship between humanity and the biosphere “.
The inspiring criteria of the Net are therefore of conservation of biological diversity and of the safeguarding of the cultural values associated with it.
BENEFITS FOR THE REGION
The Reserves are privileged sites for research, training and environmental education, and, in the full involvement of local communities, the conservation and sustainable use of resources.
They also constitute demonstration sites and action poles within the framework of regional development and spatial planning policies; the World Network of Biosphere Reserves thus contributes to the implementation of the objectives set in the various International Biodiversity Conferences.
THE FOUNDATION OF ACARBIO
The Associazione Costiera Amalfitana Riserva Biosfera was founded with the aim of bringing the Amalfi Coast to this important recognition, because it is a unique territory, and for this reason in 1997 it was recognized by UNESCO as “World Heritage”.
Its landscape, its history, its countless traditions, its varied culture, constantly need to be protected and protected for their uniqueness and fragility.
Seeing the Amalfi Coast included in the “biosphere reserve” network will mean that every objective will be aimed towards a sustainable biodiversity conservation budget, promoting ideas in a harmonious way with the territory and encouraging an exchange of experiences and information.
The non-profit project aims to contribute to widespread economic development.
And with the help of studies and monitoring, maintain and make productive activities now in a severe crisis, such as agriculture and crafts.