Menorca Biosphere Reserve. They are places in which human activity is developed alongside the vital conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage. Menorca is a member of the Spanish Network of Biosphere Reserves and maintains contact with other assigned biosphere reserves in Program Man and Biosphere
Menorca, Natural Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO recognized Menorca as a natural biosphere reserve on October 8th of 1993, having into consideration the high degree of compatibility achieved between the development and growth of economic activities and the conservation of a exceptional heritage and landscape that has maintained, and even nowadays maintain an exceptional quality.
Menorca has a very rich and traditional rural countryside. It hosts a remarkable diversity of Mediterranean habitats in which rare flora and fauna species live, some of them are in threat of extinction.
There are more than 400 biosphere reserves all over the world, where the concept of the sustainable development is being tried and tested.
They are places in which human activity is developed in the best harmony possible with the vital conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage.
Menorca is a member of the Spanish Network of Biosphere Reserves and have contact with other allocated biosphere reserves in Program Man and Biosphere (MaB Program) of UNESCO.
With the collaboration of Menorca society, some NGOs and local businesses, Menorca is carrying out development strategies to benefit from its natural beauty but also to preserve it.
In order to make these aims a reality. We also need the support of our visitors, because together we can truly help to make development possible with the utmost respect for our environment.