Seville Strategy

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    In March 1995, the second world congress, an International Conference for Biosphere Reserves, was convened by UNESCO in Seville, Spain. The tangible results of the Seville Conference were the Seville Strategy for Biosphere Reserves and the Statutory Framework of the WNBR. Since then, these documents have provided a common platform for the development of biosphere reserves, and define the principles, criteria and procedure for their designation. The Seville Strategy specifically notes that ‘biosphere reserves are established to promote and demonstrate a balanced relationship between humans and the biosphere.