Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

A new style Biosphere in Galloway and Southern Ayrshire has now been approved by UNESCO under the Man and the Biosphere Programme.


New zones surrounding areas recognised for their special wildlife interest at Cairnsmore of Fleet and Silver Flowe/Merrick Kells will promote management and development which will make wise and sustainable use of our natural resources.

Following extensive consultation and support from stakeholders, local communities, and public agencies it was agreed that an application for a new style and enlarged Biosphere be submitted to UNESCO. Biosphere status is an international accolade which demonstrates how nature conservation and sustainable development go hand in hand.  By making the most of and celebrating our surroundings we can improve our quality of life and the experiences for our visitors.

The worldwide recognition that Biosphere status brings will provide opportunities to promote and demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature and as part of a global Biosphere network, to share experience and learn from good practice.


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