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UNESCO Biosphere Reserves as of 2009. Transboundary parks add to the number of all countries they're located in

As of 2014 the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves is made up of 631 reserves in 119 countries of which 14 are transboundary.

Understand[edit]

UNESCO describes the reserves as follows:

Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Each reserve promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.
Biosphere reserves are ‘Science for Sustainability support sites’ – special places for testing interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and managing changes and interactions between social and ecological systems, including conflict prevention and management of biodiversity.

See UNESCO World Heritage List for related lists.


Africa[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Tassili N’Ajjer 1986
El Kala 1990 2002
Djurdjura 1997 2011
Chrea 2002
Taza 2004
Gouraya 2004

Benin[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Pendjari 1986 1999
W region 2002 Shared with Burkina Faso and Niger

Burkina Faso[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mare aux hippopotames 1986 1998
W region 2002 Shared with Benin and Niger

Cameroon[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Waza 1979 2006
Benoué 1981 2006
Dja 1981 2006

Central African Republic[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Basse-Lobaye 1977
Bamingui-Bangoran 1979

Republic of the Congo[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Odzala 1977
Dimonika 1988

Democratic Republic of Congo[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Yangambi 1976 1998
Luki 1976 1998
Lufira 1982 1998

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Taï 1977 1999
Comoé 1983 1999

Egypt[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Omayed 1981 2001 Extended in 1998
Wadi Allaqi 1993 2004, 2012

Ethiopia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Kafa 2010
Yayu 2010
Sheka 2012

Gabon[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Ipassa-Makokou 1983 1998

Ghana[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bia 1983 1998
Songor 2011

Guinea[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mont Nimba 1980 2004
Massif du Ziama 1980 2004
Badiar 2002
Haut Niger 2002

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Boloma Bijagós 1996

Kenya[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Kenya 1978
Mount Kulai 1978 2011
Malindi-Watamu 1979
Kiunga 1980
Amboseli 1991 2003
Mount Elgon 2003

Madagascar[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mananara Nord 1990 2012
Sahamalaza-Iles Radma 2001 2012
Littoral de Toliara 2003

Malawi[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Mulanje 2000
Lake Chilwa Wetland 2006

Mali[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bouclé du Baoule 1982 1998

Mauritania[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Delta du Fleuve Sénégal 2005 Shared with Senegal

Mauritius[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Macchabee/Bel Ombre 1977 1998

Morocco[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Arganeraie 1998 2010
Oasis du sud marocain 2000
Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean 2006 Shared with Spain

Niger[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Aïr et Ténéré 1997 2009
W region 2002 2013 Shared with Benin and Burkina Faso

Nigeria[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Omo 1977 1998

Rwanda[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Volcans 1983

São Tomé and Príncipe[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
The Island of Principe 2012

Senegal[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Samba Dia 1979 1999
Delta du Saloum 1980 1999
Niokolo-Koba 1981 1999
Delta du Fleuve Sénégal 2005 Shared with Mauritania
Ferlo 2012

South Africa[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Kogelberg 1998 2010
Cape West Coast 2000 Extended in 2003
Waterberg 2001 2013
Kruger to Canyons 2001 2013
Cape Winelands 2007
Vhembe 2009

Sudan[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Dinder 1979 2001, 2012
Radom 1979 2001

Tanzania[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Lake Manyara 1981
Serengeti-Ngorongoro 1981
East Usambara 2000

Togo[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Oti-Kéran/Oti-Mandouri 2011

Tunisia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Djebel Bou-Hedma 1977 1999
Djebel Chambi 1977 1999
Ichkeul 1977 1999
Iles Zembra et Zembretta 1977 1999

Uganda[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Queen Elizabeth 1979 1998
Mount Egon 2005

Zimbabwe[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Middle Zambezi 2010

Asia[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Tonle Sap 1997 2012

China[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Changbaishan 1979 1998
Dingushan 1979 1998
Wolong 1979 1998
Fanjingshan 1986 1999
Xilin Gol 1987 1999
Wuyishan 1987 1999
Bodega 1990 2001
Shennongjia 1990 2011
Yancheng 1992 2003
Xishuangbanna 1993 2004
Maolan 1996 2007
Tianmushan 1996 2007
Fenglin 1997 2009
Jiuzhaigou Valley 1997 2011
Nanji Islands 1998 2011
Shankou Mangrove 2000 2011
Baishujiang 2000 2011
Gaoligong Mountain 2000 2011
Huanglong 2000 2011
Baotianman 2001 2012
Saihan Wula 2001 2012
Dalai Lake 2002
Wudalianchi 2003
Yading 2003
Foping 2004
Qomolangma 2004
Chabaling 2007
Xingkai Lake 2007
Mao’er Mountain 2011
Jinggangshan 2012
Niubeiliang 2012
Snake Island, Laotie Mountain 2013

India[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Nilgiri 2000 2012
Gulf of Mannar 2001 2013
Sunderban 2001 2013
Nanda Devi 2004
Nokrek 2009
Pachmarhi 2009
Similpal 2009
Achanmar-Amarkantak 2012
Great Nicobar 2013

Indonesia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Cibodas 1977 2011
Komodo 1977 1999,2013
Lore Lindu 1977 1999,2013
Tanjung Puting 1977 1998, 2013
Gunung Leuser 1981 1999, 2013
Siberut 1981 1999, 2013
Giam Siak Kecil-Bukit Batu 2009
Wakatobi 2012

Iran[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Arasbaran 1976 2002, 2013
Arjan 1976 2002, 2013
Geno 1976 2002, 2013
Golestan 1976 2002, 2013
Hara 1976 2002, 2013
Kavir 1976 2002, 2013
Lake Oromeeh 1976 2002, 2013
Miankaleh 1976 2002, 2013
Touran 1976 2002, 2013
Dena 2010

Israel[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Carmel 1996 2007
Ramat Menashe 2011

Japan[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Hakusan 1980 1999
Mount Odaigahara & Mount Omine 1980 1999
Shiga Highland 1980 1999 Extended in 2014
Yakushima Island 1980 1999
Aya 2012
Minami-Alps 2014
Tadami 2014

Jordan[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Dana 1998
Mujib 2011

Kazakhstan[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Korgalzhyn 2012
Alakol 2013
Ak-Zhayik 2014
Katon-Karagay 2014

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Sary-Chelek 1978 2013
Issyk Kul 2001 2013

Lebanon[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Shouf 2005
Jabal Al Rihane 2007
Jabal Moussa 2009

Malaysia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Tasik Chini 2009
Crocker Range 2014

Maldives[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Baa Atoll 2009

Mongolia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Great Gobi 1990
Bogd Khan Uul 1996
Uvs Nuur Basin 1997
Hustai Nuruu 2002
Dornod Mongol 2005
Mongol Daguur 2007

North Korea[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Paekdu 1989 2002
Mount Kuwol 2004
Mount Myohyang 2009
Mount Chilbo 2014

Pakistan[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Lal Suhanra 1977 1998
Ziarat Juniper Forest 2013

Philippines[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Puerto Galera 1977
Palawan 1990 2012

Qatar[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Al Reem 2007

South Korea[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Sorak 1982 1998, 2013
Jeju Island 2002 2013
Shinhan Dadohae 2009
Gwangneung Forest 2010
Gochang 2013

Sri Lanka[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Hurulu 1977 1998
Sinharaja 1978 1998, 2004
Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadenya 2004
Bundala 2005

Syria[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Lajat 2009

Thailand[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Sakaerat 1976 1999
Hauy Tak Teak 1977 1999
Mae Sa-Kog Ma 1977 1999
Ranong 1997 2011

Turkmenistan[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Repetek 1978 2005

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Marawah 2007

Uzbekistan[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mount Chatkal 1978 1999

Vietnam[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Can Gio Mangrove 2001 2011
Dong Nai 2001 2012 Formerly Cat Tien, extended in 2011
Cat Ba 2004
Red River Delta 2004
Kien Giang 2006
Western Nghe An 2007
Mui Ca Mau 2009
Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An 2009

Yemen[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Socotra Archipelago 2003
Bura’a 2011

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Ohrid-Prespa 2014

Austria[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Gossenköllesee 1977
Gurgler Kamm 1977
Lobau 1977 1998
Neusiedler See 1977 1998
Grosses Walsertal 2000 2011
Wienerwald 2005
Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge 2012

Belarus[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Berezinskiy 1978 1998, 2011
Belovezhkaya Pushcha 1993 2005, 2011
West Polesie 2003 Shared with Poland and Ukraine

Bulgaria[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Steneto 1977
Alibotouch 1977
Bistrichko Branichté 1977
Boitine 1977
Djendema 1977
Doupkata 1977
Doupki-Djindjiritza 1977
Kamtchia 1977
Koupena 1977
Mantaritza 1977
Ouzounboudjak 1977
Parangalitza 1977
Srébarna 1977
Tchervenata Sténa 1977
Tchoupréné 1977
Tsaritchina 1977

Croatia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Velebit Mountain 1977 1998, 2003
Mura Drava Danube 2012 Shared with Hungary

Czech Republic[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Krivoklátsko 1977 1998
Trebon Basin 1977 1998 Shared with Hungary
Lower Morava 1986 Extended and renamed in 2003
Sumava 1990
Krkokonose/Karkonosze 1992 2012 Shared with Poland
Bílé Karpathy 1996 2012

Denmark[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
North-East Greenland 1977

Estonia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
West Estonian Archipelago 1990 2005

Finland[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
North Karelian 1992 2009 Extended in 2009
Archipelago Sea Area 1994 2006

France[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Commune de Fakarava 1977 Extended and renamed in 2006
Vallée du Fango 1977 1998 Extended in 1990
Camargue 1977 2000, 2006 Extended in 2006
Cévennes 1984 1998
Iles et Mer d’Iroise 1988 2001 Extended and renamed in 2012
Mont Ventoux 1990 2007
Archipel de la Guadeloupe 1992
Luberon-Lure 1997 2010
Fontainebleau et du Gâtinais 1998 2010 Extended and renamed in 2010
Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald 1998 2000,2011 Shared with Germany
Basin de la Dordogne 2012
Marais Audomarois 2013
Mont-Viso/Area della Biosfera del Monviso 2013 Shared with Italy

Germany[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Flusslandschaft Elbe 1979 2002,2009
Vessertal-Thüringen Forest 1979 2002, 2012 Extended in 1987, 1990
Berechtsgadener Land 1990 2003, 2013
Wadden Sea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein 1990 2006 Extended and renamed in 2004
Schorfheide-Choring 1990 2003, 2013
Spreewald 1991 2003, 2013
South-east Rügen 1991 2004
Rhön 1991 2004
Waddensea of Lower Saxony 1992 2006
Waddensea of Hamburg 1992 2006
Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft 1996 2007
Schaalsee 2000 2012
Vosges du Nord/Pfälzerwald 1998 2004, 2011 Shared with France
Bliesgau 2009
Schwäbische Alb 2013

Greece[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Gorge of Samaria 1981 1999
Mount Olympus 1981 1999

Hungary[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Aggtelek 1979 2007
Hortobágy 1979 2007
Kiskunság 1979 2007
Lake Fertö 1979 2007
Pilis 1980 2007
Mura Drava Danube 2012 Shared with Croatia

Italy[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Collemeluccio-Montedimezzo 1977 2012
Circeo 1977 2012, 2013
Miramare 1979 1999, 2011
Cilento and Valle di Diano 1997 2013
Somma-Vesuvio and Miglio d’Oro 1997 2013
Valle del Ticino 2002 2013
Tuscan Islands 2003
Selva Pisana 2004
Mont-Viso/Area della Biosfera del Monviso 2013 Shared with France
Sila 2014

Latvia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
North Vidzeme 1997 2013

Lithuania[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Zuvintas 2011

Macedonia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Ohrid-Prespa 2014

Montenegro[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Tara River Basin 1976

Netherlands[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Waddensea Area 1986 2012

Poland[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Babia Gora 1976 2000, 2013 Extended in 1997, 2001
Bialowieza 1976 1998, 2013 Extended in 2005
Lukajno Lake 1976 1999, 2011
Slowinski 1976 1998, 2013
Krkonose/Karkonosze 1992 2012 Shared with the Czech Republic
Tatra 1992 2013 Shared with Slovakia
East Carpathians 1998 2013 Shared with Slovakia and Ukraine
Puszcza Kampinoska 2000 2013
Tuchola Forest 2010
West Polesie 2012 Shared with Belarus and Ukraine

Portugal[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Paúl do Boquilobo 1981
Corvo Island 2007
Graciosa Island 2007
Flores Island 2009
Geres/Xures 2009 Shared with Spain
Berlengas 2011
Santana Madeira 2011

Romania[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Pietrosul Mare 1979 1998
Retezat 1979 1998
Danube Delta 1998 2003 Shared with Ukraine

Russia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Kavkazskiy 1978 1998
Okskiy 1978 1998 Part of Oka River Valley until 2000
Sikhote-Alin 1978 1998
Tsentral’nochernozem 1978 1999
Astrakhanskiy 1984 2006
Kronotskiy 1984 2005
Laplandskiy 1984 1998
Pechoro-Ilychskiy 1984 1998
Sayano-Shusenskiy 1984 1998
Sokhondinskiy 1984 1998
Voronezhskiy 1984 1998
Tsentral’nolesnoy 1985 1999
Baikalskyi 1986 2005 Part of Lake Baikal until 2000
Tzentralnosibirskii 1986 2005
Chernyje Zemli 1993 2009
Taimyrsky 1995 2009
Ubsurnorskaya Kotlovina 1997 2009
Daursky 1997 2009
Teberda 1997 2009
Katunsky 2000
Prioksko-Terrasnyi 1978 1999 Part of Oka River Valley until 2000
Barguzinskyi 1986 2012 Part of Lake Baikal until 2000
Nerusso-Desnianskoe-Polesie 2001
Visimskiy 2001
Vodlozersky 2001 2012
Commander Islands 2002
Darvinskiy 2002 2013
Nijegorodskoe Zavolje 2002
Smolensk Lakeland 2002 2013
Ugra 2002 2013
Far East Marine 2003
Kedrovaya Pad 2004
Kenozersky 2004
Valdaiskiy 2004
Khankaiskiy 2005
Great Volzhsko-Kamsky 2005 Composed of Raifa, Sarali, Spassky and Siyazhsky units
Middle-Volga Integrated 2006
Rostovsky 2008
Altaisky 2009
Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain 2001
Bashkirskiyi Ural 2012

Serbia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Golija-Studenica 2001 2012

Slovakia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Slovensky Kras 1977 1998, 2013
Polana 1990 2001, 2013
Tatra 1992 Shared with Poland
East Carpathians 1998 Shared with Poland and Ukraine

Slovenia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Julian Alps 2003
The Karst 2004
Kozjansko & Obsotelje 2010

Spain[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Grazalema 1977 2004
Ordesa-Viñamala 1977 2000, 2011 Extended in 2013
Montseny 1978 2000, 2011
Doñana 1980 2004
Mancha Húmeda 1980 2002
Las Sierras de Cazorla y Segura 1983 2004
Marismas del Odiel 1983 2004
La Palma 1983 Extended and renamed 1997, 2002
Urdaibai 1984 2000, 2011
Sierra Nevada 1986 2000
Cuenca Alta del Río Manzanares 1992 2006
Lanzarote 1993 2007
Menorca 1993 2006 Change in zonation 2004
Sierra de las Nieves y su Entorno 1995 2007
Cabo de Gata-Nijar 1997 2011
Isla de El Hierro 2000 2013
Barderas Reales 2000 2011
Muniellos 2000 Extended in 2003
Somiedo 2000 2011
Redes 2001 2013
Las Dehesas de Sierra Morena 2002
Terras de Miño 2002
Valle de Laciana 2003
Picos de Europa 2003
Monfragüe 2003
Valles de JUbera, Leza, Cidacos y Alhama 2003
Babia 2004
Área de Allariz 2005
Gran Canaria 2005
Sierra del Rincón 2005
Los Valles de Omaña y Luna 2005
Alto de Bernesga 2005
Los Argüellos 2005
Os Ancares Lucenses y Montes de Cervantes, Navya y Becerra 2006
Los Ancares Leoneses 2006
Intercontinental Biospehere Reserve of the Mediterranean 2006 Shared with Morocco
Rio Eo, Oscos y Terras de Buron 2007
Geres/Xures 2009 Shared with Portugal
La Gomera 2012
Las Ubiñas-La Mesa 2012
Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo 2012
Real Sitio de San Ildefonso-El Espinar 2013
Terres de l’Ebre, Catalonia 2013

Sweden[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Kristianstad Vattenrike 2005
Lake Vänern Archipelago 2010
Blekinge Archipelago 2011
Nedre Dalälven River Landscape 2011
East Vättern landscape 2012

Switzerland[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Reservat da Biosfera Val Müstair-Parc Naziunal 1979 Extended and renamed in 2010
Entlebuch 2001 2012

Turkey[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Camil 2005

Ukraine[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Chernomorskiy 1984 1998, 1999, 2012
Askaniya-Nova 1985 1998, 2012
Carpathian 1992 2003
Danube Delta 1998 2010 Shared with Romania
East Carpathians 1998 Shared with Poland and Slovakia
Desnianskyi 2009
West Polesie 2012 Shared with Belarus and Poland. Extended and renamed in 2012.

United Kingdom[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Beinn Eighe 1976
Braunton Burrow-North Devon 1976 Extended in 2002.
Biosiffer Dyfi 1977 Extended and renamed in 2009.
Galloway and southern Ayrshire 2012
Brighton and Lewes Downs 2014

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mont Saint Hilaire 1978 1998, 2009
Waterton 1979 1998, 2009
Long Point 1986 2001, 2012
Riding Mountain 1986 2001, 2013
Charlevoix 1988 2003
Niagara Escarpment 1990 2002
Clayoquot Sound 2000 2011
Redberry Lake 2000 2012
Lac Saint-Pierre 2000 2012
Mount Arrowsmith 2000 2011
South West Nova 2001 2012
Thousand Islands-Frontenac Arch 2002
Georgian Bay Littoral 2004
Manicouagan Uapishka 2007
Fundy 2007
Bras d’Or Lake 2011

Costa Rica[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
La Amistad 1982 2002
Cordillera Volcánica Central 1988 2003 Extended in 2010.
Agua y Paz 2007

Cuba[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Sierra del Rosario 1984 1998
Cuchillas del Toa 1987 1999
Península de Guanahacabibes 1987 1999
Baconao 1984 1999
Ciénaga de Zapata 2000 2011
Buenavista 2000 2011

Dominican Republic[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Jaragua-Bahorocu-Enriquillo 2002

El Salvador[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Apaneca-Llamatepec 2007
Xiriualtique Jiquitizco 2007
Trifinio Fraternidad 2011 Shared with Guatemala and Honduras

Guatemala[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Maya 1990 2001
Sierra de las Minas 1992 2013
Trifinio Fraternidad 2011 Shared with El Salvador and Honduras

Haiti[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
La Selle 2012

Honduras[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Río Plátano 2007
Trifinio Fraternidad 2011 Shared with El Salvador and Guatemala

Mexico[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mapimí 1976 1998
La Michilía 1977 1998
Montes Azules 1979 1998
El Cielo 1986 2002
Sian Ka’an 1986 2002
Sierra de Manantlán 1988 1999
Región de Calakmul 1993 2005 Extended and renamed in 2006.
El Triunfo 1993 2005
El Vizcaíno 1993
Alto Golfo de California 1993 Extended and renamed in 1995.
Islas del Golfo de California 1995
Sierra Gorda 2001 2013
Banco Chinchorro 2003
Sierra La Laguna 2003
Ría Celestún 2004
Ría Lagartos 2004
Arrecife Alcranes 2006
Barranca de Metztilán 2006
Chamela-Cuixmala 2006
Cuatrociénegas 2006
Cumbres de Monterrey 2006
Huatulco 2006
La Encrucijada 2006
La Primavera 2006
La Sepultura 2006
Laguna Madre y Delta Río Bravo 2006
Los Tuxtlas 2006
Maderas del Carmen, Coahuila 2006
Mariposa Monarca 2006
Pantanos de Centla 2006
Selva El Ocote 2006
Sierra de Huautla 2006
Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano 2006
Volcán Tacaná 2006
Sierra de Alamos-Río Cuchujaqui 2007
Islas Marietas 2008
Lagunas de Montebello 2009
Naha-Metzabok 2010
Los Volcanes 2010
Islas María 2010
Tenhuacán-Cuicatlán 2012

Nicaragua[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bosawas 1997
Río San Juan 2003
Ometepe Island 2010

Panama[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Darién 1983 2000
La Amistad 2000

Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
St. Mary’s 2011

United States of America[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Aleutian Islands 1976
Big Bend 1976
Cascade Head 1976
Central Plain 1976
Channel Islands 1976
Coram 1976
Denali 1976
Desert 1976
Everglades & Dry Tortugas 1976
Fraser 1976
Glacier 1976
H.J Andrews 1976
Hubbard Brook 1976
Jornada 1976
Luquillo 1976
Noatak 1976
Olympic 1976
Organ Pipe Cactus 1976
Rocky Mountain 1976
San Dimas 1976
San Joaquin 1976
Sequoia-Kings Canyon 1976
Stanislaus-Tuolumne 1976
Three Sisters 1976
Virgin Islands 1976
Yellowstone 1976
Beaver Creek 1976
Konza Prarie 1978
Niwot Ridge 1979
University of Michigan Biological Station 1979
Virginia Coast 1979
Hawaiian Islands 1980
Isle Royale 1980
Big Thicket 1981
Guanica 1981
California Coast Ranges 1983
Central Gulf Coast Plain 1983
South Atlantic Coastal Plain 1983
Mojave and Colorado Deserts 1984
Carolinian-South Atlantic 1986
Glacier Bay-Admiralty Island 1986
Golden Gate 1988
New Jersey Pinelands 1988
Southern Appalachian 1988
Champlain-Adirondak 1986
Mammoth Cave Area 1990 Extended in 1996.
Land Between The Lakes Area 1991

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Croajingolong 1977 2003
Kosciuszko 1977 2003
Prince Regent River 1977 2003
Unnamed 1977 2003
Uluru 1977 2003
Yathong 1977 2003
Fitzgerald River 1978 2003, 2013
Hattah-Kulkyne & Murray-Kulkybe 1981 2003
Wilson’s Promontory 1981 2003
Riverland 1977 2003 renamed twice, extended in 1995
Mornington Penincula and Western Port 2002
Barkindji 2005
Noosa 2007
Great Sandy 2009


Federated States of Micronesia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Utwe 2005
And Atoll 2007

Palau[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Ngaremeduu 2005

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
San Guillermo 1980 2000
Laguna Blanca 1982 2000
Costero del Sur 1984 2000
Ñacuñán 1986 2000
Laguna de Pozuelos 1990 2006
Yabotí 1995 2006
Mar Chiquito 1996 2012
Delta del Paraná 2000
Riacho Teuquito 1984 2000
San Guillermo 2000
Laguna Oca y Herraduras del Río Paraguay 2001 Renamed and extended in 2014.
Las Yungas 2002
Andino Norpatagónica 2007
Pereyra Iraola 2007
Valdés 2014

Bolivia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Pilón-Lajas 1977 2006
Ulla Ulla 1977 2006
Beni 1986 2000

Brazil[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Mata Atlântica (including Sao Paolo Green Belt) 1993 Extended in 2002, 2009
Cerrado 1993 Extended in 2000, 2001
Pantanal 2000
Caatinga 2001
Central Amazon 2001
Espinhaço Range 2005

Chile[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Fray Jorge 1977 1999 Extended in 2012
Juan Fernández 1977 1999
Torres de Paine 1978 1999
Laguna San Rafael 1979 1999
Lauca 1981 1999
Araucarias 1983 1999 Extended in 2010.
La Campana-Peñuelas 1984 1999 Extended in 2009.
Cabo de Hornos 2005
Bosques Templados Lluviosos de los Andes Australes 2005
Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán - Laguna del Laja 2011

Colombia[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Cinturón Andino 1979 2001
El Tuparro 1979 2001
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta 1979 2001
Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta 2000 2011
Seaflower 2000 2011

Ecuador[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Archipiélago de Colón (Galápagos) 1984 1999
Yasuni 1989 2001
Sumasco 2000 Extended in 2002.
Podocarpus-El Condor 2007
Macizo del Cajas 2013
Bosque Seco 2014

Paraguay[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bosque Mbaracayú 2000 2013
El Chaco 2005

Peru[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Huascarán 1977 1999, 2005
Manu 1977 1999
Noroeste 1977 1999
Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha 2010

Uruguay[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Bañados del Este 1976 2005
Bioma Pampa-Quebradas del Norte 2014

Venezuela[edit]

Official name Location Year of designation Periodic review Notes
Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare 1993
Delta del Orinoco 2009
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