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Iles et Mer d'Iroise (France)

Iles et Mer d'Iroise (France)

Iles et Mer d'Iroise Biosphere Reserve, located on the coast of Brittany, comprises three inhabited islands (Ouessant, Sein and Molène), as well as the Molène archipelago which consists of around twenty small rocky marine islands and islets and open marine areas to a depth of -20 meters with strong currents and a high tidal range. All the major ecosystems of the Atlantic biogeographical region (island, coastal and marine) are represented: the marine environment, beaches, cliffs with Atlantic coastal vegetation, heathlands and grasslands. The BR is jointly managed by a natural marine park and a regional natural park.




Declaration Date: 1988

Country: France

Surface Area: 166,202 ha

Resident population: 1243 inhabitants

Contact: Cecile Lefeuvre    biosphere.iroise@mab-france.org 

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