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The catalog of experiences aims to collect, systematize and disseminate the most relevant experiences of the reserves joining the World Network of Islands and Coastal Biosphere Reserves. The experiences are grouped by themes and georeferenced, and are also available on the map.

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Communal reforestation of mangroves and native species in the Sahamalaza-Radama BR
Water Wise Ways Gouritz Cluster BR
Jobs For Carbon Gouritz Cluster BR
Goukou Resilient River Project Gouritz Cluster
Data center of the Lanzarote BR
2020 Strategy Lanzarote
Tourism Product Club of Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve
Cetacean Observatory of the Canary Islands
Lanzarote recycles
Development of tourist infrastructure Commander Islands
Educative program for children Commander Islands
Ornithological research of Medny Island Commander Islands
Installation of GPS tags for sea lions Commander Islands
Green Commander Islands and Waste Museum
Conservation of local traditions Commander Islands
Control of the invasive alien species Carpobrotus in Menorca
El Hierro 100% Sustainable
Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show Fitzgerald
Publication of a Travel Essay Jeju
Improving river corridors in the Mariñas Coruñesas BR LIFE FLUVIAL Spain
Food Plan of the Mariñas Coruñesas Biosphere Reserve Spain
Co-management and participatory structure Archipelago Sea Area
A study of the Archipelago Sea Area Biosphere Reserve
The Pike and his friends visit kindergartens Archipelago Sea Area
Developing models for promoting repopulation Archipelago Sea Area
Mathantverk: an Artisan Food Concept Archipelago Sea Area
Scientific journal Our Palawan
Environmentally Critical Areas Network ECAN in Palawan
Periodic Report on the State of Environment of Palawan
Palawan Knowledge Platform and annual Conference
Menorca Biosphere Reserve Scientific Seminar
Menorca´s food strategy
Agrarian Agreement of Menorca Biosphere Reserve CARB
Agroxerxa: online catalogue of local products of Menorca
Life to alvars West Estonian Archipelago
La Gomera Trail Network
Water & Recycle Principe
Program Water+renewable energy=renewable water Fuerteventura
Starlight La Palma
Amazing Places Fundy
Agüita con el Plastico Lanzarote
Recovery Plan of the giant lizard of El Hierro
Restoring seagrass in Virgina Coast Reserve
Virginia Eastern Shore Coastal Resilience
Community Outreach at Virginia Coast Reserve
Education program at Volgenau Virginia Coast Reserve
Land Protection in Virginia Coast Reserve
Oyster reef restoration in Virginia Coast Reserve
Zero waste communities in Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An BR
Cu Lao Cham community join hands to protect wildlife on the Islands
Youth innovative ideas for an ocean without plastic Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An BR
Asset-Based Community Development ABCD - farmers Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An BR
Land Crab management for conservation and tourism development Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An
Living Wage Report Clayoquot Sound BR
Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Grants
Salmonberry blossoming monitoring in Clayoquot Sound BR
PromoScience Expedition Clayoquot Sound BR
Iisaak Sin Hay Tiic?mis - Regional Wildlife Coexistence Network Clayoquot Sound BR
Coastal Family Resource Coalition Clayoquot Sound BR
Eat West Coast Clayoquot Sound BR
Empowering Youth Clayoquot Sound BR
Sydney Inlet Acoustic Refugium Clayoquot Sound BR
System of Indicators of the Anaga Massif Biosphere Reserve
LASOS - Agroecological Laboratory for Sustainability Anaga Massif BR
Birmagen-Costa de Añaza Eco-axis Anaga Massif BR
Millennials behaviour towards North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO´s Man and Biosphere department in the Vidzeme University College
We Live Here North Vidzeme BR
Young Rangers Movement in North Vidzeme BR
North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve Traveler´s Day
Karate Toad North Vidzeme BR
Lake Sturgeon Conservation Plan in Georgian Bay BR
Citizen science programs in Georgian Bay BR
State of the Bay Georgian Bay BR
Growing Together Georgian Bay BR
Outer Islands Project Georgian Bay BR
wiigwaas jiimaanke birch bark canoe build Georgian Bay BR
Monarchs & Milkweed: Creating Community Pollinator Gardens Georgian Bay BR
Species at Risk Database Georgian Bay BR
Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails 
Water Alien Clearing Project Cape West Coast BR
Cape Town Research & Conservation Initiative Cape West Coast BR
Zero waste campaign Iles et Mer d´Iroise BR
Identify ecosystem services Iles et Mer d´Iroise BR
Eco-players in Iles et Mer d´Iroise BR
Heritage at Home Iles et Mer d´Iroise BR
Report with local fishermen Iles et Mer d´Iroise BR
Network of stakeholders of the La Campana-Peñuelas Biosphere Reserve
Valuing our biosphere reserve: all-terrain science La Campana - Peñuelas BR
New routes for tourism in La Campana-Peñuelas BR
Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy in Noosa BR
Noosa Environmental Education Hub
Noosa Environmental & Cultural Learning Trail
Noosa Hinterland Rural Enterprise Plan
Keeping it in Kin Kin Noosa BR
Biodiversity in the Noosa River
Bring Back the Koala Noosa BR
Discovering Noosa’s Native Oyster Diversity
Participatory workshop with local residents in Saint Mary´s BR
Education for Sustainable Development programme in Saint Mary´s BR
Summer Harvest in Saint Mary´s BR
Green Valley Culture Night Saint Mary´s BR
Cayon Ghaut Cleanup Saint Mary´s BR
Landscape Planning, Intersectoral Coordination, Quality Economy Cat Ba Archipelago BR
4 point linkages to create new value added products Cat Ba Archipelago BR
BR Certification Label Cat Ba Archipelago BR
BIORE Shinan Dadohae BR
Shinan Dadohae Mud Flat Octopus Festival
Local community-based tourism in Jeungdo Shinan Dadohae BR
Conservation of the Chibaldo Islet Shinan Dadohoe BR
HAMBURUSHU Noroeste Amotapes y Manglares BR
Repopulation of the Los Manglares de Tumbes National Sanctuary Noroeste Amotapes y Manglares BR
Baa Atoll Conservation Fund
Atoll Ecosystem Conservation Project Baa Atoll BR
Technical-environmental training for families with food shortages in El Vizcaino BR
Gray whale watch in El Vizcaino BR
Promotion of alternative energy sources in Siberut BR
Promotion of ecological agroforestry systems in Siberut BR
Collaborative Management Structure in Siberut BR
Siberut BR Law to Control Illegal Trade in Wild Species
Blue carbon Ecological process monitoring station Nanji BR
Algae Medical Laboratory in Nanji BR
Experimental insurance policy to preserve aquaculture Nanji BR
Intertidal zone management Nanji BR
Environmental Culture Village of Yakushima
Laurissilva Coast Santana Madeira BR
Santana Pass
Santana Active City
View of the Biosphere Santana Madeira BR
SMARTCITIES-2013 Santana Madeira BR
Popular imaginary Santana Madeira BR
OIKONOS Project Juan Fernandez Archipelago BR
Infrastructures for regulation of invasive alien species Juan Fernandez Archipelago BR
Conservation, Restoration and Development of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago
Knowledge for the management of island ecosystems Gulf of California Islands
Coastal Communities in the Conservation of the Gulf of California Islands
DESYMAR Gulf of California Islands BR
Scientific tourism in the Omora Ethnobotanical Park Cabo de Hornos BR
Waste Becomes Art Jeju BR
Ecotourism villages in Jeju BR
Cooperation between the Balearic organizations Fons de Cooperacio and Ometepe BR
Pledge for Nature North Devon BR
Woods4Water Project North Devon BR
Investing in Nature programme North Devon BR
The Confluence Digital Arts Project North Devon BR
BioCultural Heritage Tourism Project North Devon BR
Marine wildlife watching code of conduct North Devon BR
Life On The Verge - Biosphere North Devon BR
Estuary project North Devon BR
Rehabilitation of Boswellia in Socotra BR
Socotra UNEP-GEF Project
Current and Future Climate Changes in Gochang Biosphere Reserve
Mangrove system management as a sustainable practice Macizo del Cajas BR
Building resilience in the face of increasing climate variability Fitzgerald BR
Regional Land Partnerships program in Fitzsgerald BR
Protecting and restoring native vegetation in the Fitzgerald BR
Ekoetxea Urdaibai
Jangurie Urdaibai
Geo-diversity Strategy of the Urdaibai BR
Reintroduction of the osprey in the Urdaibai BR
LIFE Restoration of habitats of community interest in estuaries Urdaibai BR
Local Authorities Project Gouritz Cluster BR
Vanwyksdorp Development Institut Gouritz Cluster BR
Enabling Community Climate Action Gouritz Cluster BR
Gouritz Cluster BR Environmental Clubs
Mata Atântica BR Youth Programme
#EaHoradoMar Mata Atlântica BR
Mata Atlântica Market Programme
Sustainable Tourism Programme Mata Atlântica BR
Sustainable territorial management plan for private properties Mata Atlântica BR
Protected areas, mosaics and ecological corridors programme Mata Atlântica BR
Educating in the Biosphere Mariñas Coruñesas BR
School of Naturalists Mariñas Coruñesas BR
Productive orientations map Mariñas Coruñesas BR
Biosphere Reserve Land Stock Mariñas Coruñesas BR
LIFE Water Ways Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo BR
Functional diversity and resilience in the forests and dry coastal shrubland Baconao BR
Sustainable Coastal Fishing Sahalamaza BR
LIFE CLINOMICS Terres de l´Ebre BR
PECT EbreBiosfera Terres de l´Ebre BR
LOVA Blekinge
Group for Rural Development Blekinge BR
ARK56 Proyectgo Arkipelagrutten Blekinge BR
LIFE GRACE Grazing and Restoration of Archipelago and Coastal Environments
Fuerteventura Insular Trails Network
Reintroduction of the loggerhead sea turtle in Fuerteventura
Pangolin Conservation Program Palawan BR
PalTREES - Palawan Trees
Local Food Project Fundy BR
Molecular barcode for the flora of the Gran Canaria BR
Marine Genetic Bank of the Gran Canaria BR
Educational activities on the microplastic problem La Palma
El Pilar Nature Classroom El Hierro
El Hierro 100% Recyclable
Sustainable Mobility Master Plan El Hierro BR
White Book of Organic Agriculture and Livestock in El Hierro BR
System of Joint Indicators between Lanzarote and Menorca
Biosphere Schools in Lanzarote BR
Recovery of the historical memory on the Lanzarote BR
Invasive flora monitoring in Lanzarote BR
Ecological restoration of the islet of Praia Graciosa BR
Clean Coast Guanahacabibes BR
Sea turtle monitoring and conservation in Guanahacabibes BR
SDG Book Club in the Isle of Man BR
UNESCO Biosphere Awards Isle of Man BR
Poetry Map of the Isle of Man
Refill Isle of Man
Menorca 2030 Strategy Energy
North Devon´s Marine Natural Capital Plan
Popular plant field guide for the Commander Islands
Plastic Reduction plan in the Isle of Man BR
Creando Con Ciencia in Fuerteventura BR Spain
Zero Plastiko Urdaibai
Zero Carbon Resorts Palawan
Declaration and management of Tribal Ancestral Zones in Palawan
Education for Sustainable Development Plan Principe
Biosphere Tracks Principe
Biosphere Communities Principe
Biosphere Schools Principe
Principe Culture
Biodiversity Atlas Principe
Bay of Fundy Mudflats
Forests of the Future Fundy
Moose monitoring Fundy
Climate Change education materials Fundy
Historic places Fundy
Local food festivals West Estonian Archipelago
Education for sustainable development West Estonian Archipelago
Lime production West Estonian Archipelago
Tourism Product Club La Palma
La Palma Biosphere Reserve brand
Safeguard of intangible cultural heritage La Palma
Land Stewardship Network in Macaronesian BR La Palma
Geographic Information System GIS La Palma
La Palma Sustainability Observatory
Plastics FOTE La Palma
Special Territorial Landscape Management Plan La Palma, Spain
Partial Territorial Plan of Coastal Management La Palma, Spain
Ecobarrios program
Eco-schools of the Gran Canaria BR
Socio-environmental Observatory of Menorca OBSAM
Environmental education GOB Menorca
Geology Center of Menorca
LIFE+RENEIX: Restoration of habitats of priority species in Menorca
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