Man & Biosphere Reserve Program
Grandfather Mountain was recognized as an International Biosphere Reserve in November of 1992. In May of 2009 there were 553 biosphere reserves in 107 countries.
Grandfather Mountain is a microcosm of its larger region.
What is a Biosphere Reserve?
The purpose of the Man and Biosphere program is to foster harmonious relationships between human beings and their environment.
The mission of the Man and Biosphere program is to identify and share information on ways that man can enjoy economic prosperity without destroying the environment.
What a Biosphere Reserve IS NOT.
A Biosphere Reserve is not land controlled by the United Nations. Grandfather Mountain, Inc. makes its own decisions regarding the operation of its business and management of its resources without any input from the United Nations.
Criteria for selection as a Biosphere Reserve
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