On behalf of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, we would like to thank you for attending EuroMAB 2013. It was a great success with over 190 participants from at least 27 countries, making it the largest EuroMAB conference in history. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Canada and, more importantly, your visit to one of Canada's most beautiful Biospheres!
To continue with information sharing, we have created a special area on our website to share the presentations, workshop findings, participant list, and photos from the conference. To view it, please go to http://www.frontenacarchbiosphere.ca/euromab2013.
If there is a picture of you on our website that you would like to be taken down, please let us know. As well, if there is someone on the participants list who you would like to get in contact with, send us an email and we'd be happy to put you in touch with them. Some of you also mentioned at the conference that you have some documents you would like to share with everyone at EuroMAB; if this is the case for you, please send them to us and we would be happy to post them on our website for everyone to see.
We had a great time hosting everyone and found the conference to be insightful and inspiring. Looking forward to the next EuroMAB!
- The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network
OCTOBER 15-19, 2013
Seize the opportunity to share knowledge and innovative practices within a network of passionate experts and practitioners
Brockville, Frontenac Arch Biosphere, Ontario, Canada
Register now to be connected to the global sustainability movement! EuroMAB 2013 will be an occasion to be inspired, to strengthen relationships with other like minded experts and practitioners and to share knowledge and practical lessons in implementing conservation and sustainability principles.
In Canada, Biosphere Reserves are known for their role in catalyzing dialogue, cooperation and capacity building beyond biodiversity conservation to also shape education, science, culture and the economy. As such, the theme of EuroMAB 2013, ''Engaging our Communities'' highlights the essential contributions of a variety of groups in implementing MAB objectives, including local populations and organizations, academia, different levels of governments, and the private sector. The perspectives of such various groups will undeniably enrich the discussions at the event.
Following the EuroMAB 2011 conference where nearly 200 participants from over 30 countries met in Sweden, the conference will identify and suggest emerging priorities for the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, beyond the Madrid Action Plan (2008-2013). The World Network of Biosphere Reserves is unique in allowing local, practical experience to shape the international agenda and to experiment new promising approaches.
EuroMAB is the oldest and largest regional network of Biosphere Reserves, consisting of over 284 sites in 52 countries. This network represents a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion to implement conservation and sustainable development principles. Biosphere Reserves are designated by the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB) as areas of significant ecological importance where a variety of actors are engaged in the common pursuit of building sustainable communities.
The Frontenac Arch Biosphere and its partners look forward to welcoming participants to EuroMAB 2013 to experience the exceptional natural and cultural beauty, vision for sustainable community development and great quality of life in its boundaries. We look forward to sharing this unforgettable experience with you!