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JEJU ISLAND BIOSPHERE RESERVE

JEJU ISLAND BIOSPHERE RESERVE

THE WORLD NETWORK OF ISLAND AND COASTAL BIOSPHERE RESERVES

Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves around the world are highly vulnerable to climate change. Established in 2012, the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves (WNICBR) aims to study and implement the strategies to preserve biodiversity, promote sustainable development, and adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. Its joint secretariats of Jeju and Menorca coordinate the network. Jeju focuses on climate change issues while Menorca specializes in sustainable development. There are 94 biosphere reserves in 42 countries that joined the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. (as of February 2021)

The 9th Meeting of WNICBR in the Gouritz Cluster BR, South Africa

The 7th UNESCO Training Course of WNICBR Managers

JEJU ISLAND BR BRAND

Agricultural and forestry products from within the Biosphere Reserve can be marketed with the logo of Jeju BR attached. Jeju BR-labeled products gain a good impression of being recognized by the globally acknowledged UNESCO, as being clean products from environmentally protected areas. This increases their added value and gives them a competitive advantage. (33 items of 18 companies, as of February 2021)

Jeju Island BR Brand Promotion

Jeju Island Biosphere Reserve logo

Oval shape

Earth and Jeju Island

Green

Ecosystem

Sky-blue

streams

Blue

Ocean

White silhouette

Mt. Hallasan

Letters

Basalt rock eroded by wind and waves

ECO-TOURISM VILLAGES

The project of BR’s Eco-tourism Villages in Jeju Island BR has been implemented in order to promote sustainable local development and raise residents’ awardness of valuable ecological and cultural resources in their villages. In the two villages of Jeoji-ri and Harye-ri, selected as eco-tourism villages in 2014, the project, funded by the Jeju Provincial Government, was completed in 2018 and now a resident-led ecotourism is being operated by local community. Hogeun-dong and Pyeongdae-ri villages were newly selected in 2019 and the new project is currently underway for the period of 2019-2023.

Trekking program along the Hyodoncheon Stream in Harye-ri

FIELD-BASED AND HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

UNESCO School Program

This is a cooperative program between Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and UNESCO attended by elementary, middle and high school students in Jeju. It aims to encourage students to expand their knowledge of the BR and to voluntarily participate in efforts for conservation and sustainability.

Biosphere Reserve Field-trip

This is a training course to explore the biosphere reserve and realize its importance targeting young children and their families. It aims to enable them to understand the biosphere reserve and learn the importance of ecosystem services by observing and reporting plants and animals in the biosphere reserve.

 

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