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World Network of Biosphere Reserves in the Arab States

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Under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme, there are 31 biosphere reserves recognised as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves in the African States and Arab States. These are distributed across 11 countries in the region as of March 2018.[1]

Biosphere reservesEdit

Country Image Biosphere reserve Designation year Area Description Ref.
Algeria   Tassili n'Ajjer   1986 7,200,000 ha
(27,799 sq mi)
[2]
  El Kala 1990 76,348 ha
(295 sq mi)
[3]
  Djurdjura 1997 35,660 ha
(138 sq mi)
[4]
  Chréa National Park 2002 36,985 ha
(143 sq mi)
[5]
Taza National Park 2004 1,643 ha
(6 sq mi)
[6]
  Gouraya National Park 2004 2,080 ha
(8 sq mi)
[7]
  Belezma Range 2015 26,250 ha
(101 sq mi)
[8]
Tlemcen Mountains 2016 98,532 ha
(380 sq mi)
[9]
Egypt   Omayed 1981 75,800 ha
(293 sq mi)
[10]
Wadi Allaqi 1993 2,380,000 ha
(9,189 sq mi)
[11]
Jordan   Dana Biosphere Reserve 1998 30,800 ha
(119 sq mi)
[12]
  Wadi Mujib 2011 21,200 ha
(82 sq mi)
[13]
Lebanon   Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve 2005 29,540 ha
(114 sq mi)
[14]
Jabal Al Rihane Biosphere Reserve 2007 18,430 ha
(71 sq mi)
[15]
  Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve 2009 6,500 ha
(25 sq mi)
[16]
Morocco   Arganeraie 1998 2,568,780 ha
(9,918 sq mi)
[17]
  Oasis du sud marocain [fr] 2000 7,185,371 ha
(27,743 sq mi)
[18]
  Atlas Cedar 2016 1,375,000 ha
(5,309 sq mi)
[19]
Morocco/Spain
Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean 2006 894,134 ha
(3,452 sq mi)
[20]
Qatar
Al Reem Biosphere Reserve 2007 118,888 ha
(459 sq mi)
[21]
Sudan
Dinder National Park 1979 890 ha
(3 sq mi)
[22]
Radom National Park 1979 1,250,000 ha
(4,826 sq mi)
[23]
Jebel Al Dair 2017 637,400 ha
(2,461 sq mi)
[24]
Syria   Lajat 2009 12,038 ha
(46 sq mi)
[25]
Tunisia   Bou-Hedma National Park 1977 16,988 ha
(66 sq mi)
[26]
  Jebel ech Chambi 1977 43,723 ha
(169 sq mi)
[27]
  Ichkeul lake 1977 14,100 ha
(54 sq mi)
[28]
  Zembra 1977 550 ha
(2 sq mi)
[29]
United Arab Emirates
Marawah Island 2007 425,500 ha
(1,643 sq mi)
[30]
Yemen   Socotra 2003 2,681,640 ha
(10,354 sq mi)
[31]
Bura'a 2011 4,280 ha
(17 sq mi)
[32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arab States". UNESCO. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Tassili N'ajjer". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ "El Kala". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Djurdjura". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Chrea". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Taza". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Gouraya". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Belezma". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Tlemcen Mountains". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Omayed". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Wadi Allaqi". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Dana". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Mujib". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Shouf". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Jabal Al Rihane". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Jabal Moussa". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Arganeraie". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Oasis du sud marocain". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Atlas Cedar (Cèdre de l'Atlas)". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Intercontinental BR of the Mediterranean". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Al-Reem". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Dinder". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Radom". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Jebel Al Dair biosphere reserve". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  25. ^ "Lajat". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  26. ^ "Djebel Bou-Hedma". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  27. ^ "Djebel Chambi". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  28. ^ "Ichkeul". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  29. ^ "Iles Zembra et Zembreta". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  30. ^ "Marawah". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  31. ^ "Socotra Archipelago". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  32. ^ "Bura'a". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 March 2018.

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