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Organization

*Italic = in Japanese.

Japanese National Commission for UNESCO

Member list of Japanese MAB Committee (see UNESCO site)

Member list of JCC for MAB

Biosphere Reserves in Japan

Zoning map is shown in each MEXT site. *Italic = in Japanese.

  1. Mount Hakusan BR; HP, UNESCO(1980; Extension in 2016)
  2. Mount Odaigahara, Mount Omine and Osugidani BR; HPUNESCO(1980; Extension & Renaming in 2016)
  3. Shiga Highland BR; UNESCO MEXT (1980; Extension in 2014) (IdaTakiguchi)
  4. Yakushima and Kuchinoerabu-Jima BR; UNESCO(1980; Extension & Renaming in 2016)Articles (Matsuda&, Okano&)
  5. Aya BR; Brochure UNESCO MEXT (2012)photos
  6. Minami Alps BR; Brochure UNESCO  MEXT (2014)photos
  7. Tadami BR; Brochure MEXT UNESCO(2014)photos Management Plan
  8. Sobo, Katamuki and Okue; Brochure MEXT UNESCO(2017) photos
  9. Minakami ; Brochure MEXT UNESCO (2017)photos
  10. Kobushi; MEXT (2019)

EABRN Biosphere Reserve Atlas Japan(2009)

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Activities of Japanese Coordinating Committee for MAB

  1. Promote the MAB program in Japan’s contribution to international MAB program by communicating MAB-ICC (International Response)
  2. Promote the MAB and other UNESCO’s programs in Japan by collaborating with MEXT, MAB National Committee of Japan (a subcommittee of Japanese National Commission for UNESCO),
  3. Through J-BRnet, support activities of domestic BR designated and candidate sites and encourage their cooperation and interaction.
  4. Participate in regional seminars and plan MAB workshops in various regions.
  5. Participate and hold international symposia (example: Oct. 26, 2010 MAB symposium as COP10 side event)
  6. Issue a journal, “InfoMAB”, twice a year. (Back number is here)
  7. Issue Annual report in English.
  8. Others: Develop ESD related projects at Biosphere Reserve sites.

Why is the MAB important in Japan?

UNESCO’s MAB programme has established in 1971 to make balance between use and conservation of natural resources at an international level. UNESCO-World Natural Heritage designates wilderness, whereas the MAB programme designates areas with reconciliation between use and conservation, and the idea meets Japan’s advocating principle, “People living harmony with nature”.

Biosphere Reserve usually has core, buffer and transition zones. This is an idea from experience of the MAB programme to balance between sustainable use and conservation.

New designation of world heritage is becoming strict. The number of designation of BR is steadily increasing in abroad because work of making balance between use and conservation is spreading across the world. MAB has a worldwide network to learn activities in BRs each other. The MAB programme is an excellent arena for Japan to enhance our local activities and international cooperation to promote living harmony with nature. Research experiences and study results acquired through MAB programme must be international fortune. MAB has local, regional and worldwide information network to learn activities of designated sites each other by using BRs (map of world BRs).

In order to approve a new BR site, we need to show both nature value of the site and performances by scientists, citizens and local government because MAB adopts combination of top-down regulations and autonomous management (co-management), whereas the World Heritage conserves nature by legal institutions.

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This web site is made by
Japanese Coordinating Committee for MAB
Dr. Akiko Sakai; Yokohama National University
79-7, Tokowadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan
email:jccmabgmail.com +81-45-339-4361 fax:+81-45-339-4375

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