What is a Biosphere Region?
Biosphere Regions integrate three main “functions”:
- Conservation of biodiversity and cultural diversity
- Economic development that is socio-culturally and environmentally sustainable
- Logistic support, underpinning development through research, monitoring, education and training
These three functions are pursued through the Biosphere Reserves’ three main zones
About the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Region
The Frontenac Arch Biosphere
About the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network
1. Celebrate Life
We celebrate people and nature
2. Empower People
We enable participation
3. Model Solutions
We explore new ways everyday
4. Belong Together
We are part of something bigger
Leila Vaziri Zanjani
Conservation Project Manager
Christine wrote her PhD thesis about the Biosphere regions in Canada. She enjoys helping out on her partners’ maple syrup farm in springtime and following her kid through the woods all year round.
Youth Climate Action Summit Program Manager
Victoria appreciates the small things in life… especially if they have 6 or more legs! Victoria loves hiking, camping and paddling in the Biosphere, and trying to identify what she sees.
Board Of Directors
Helen Anne Hudson Co-Chair
Steve McGovern Co-Chair
Katherine Macklem Treasurer
Rick Boychuk Director
Jim Delaney Director
Lindsey Dickie Director
Katrina Furlanetto Director
Deb Lace-Kelly CBRA Representative
Adrienne O’Neil Director
Alan Whyte Director
Our Local Network
Our Global Network
The Frontenac Arch Biosphere is part of a broad global network of over 700 UNESCO sites in more than 130 countries. Within that global context, the Canadian Network of UNESCO Biosphere Regions, consists of 19 sites, situated within the traditional territories of over 50 Indigenous Nations.
Each UNESCO Biosphere Region contains inspiring, globally unique and biodiverse ecosystems, conserved by a locally-appropriate, inclusive approach to Sustainable Development.
The knowledge acquired from each endeavour across the network is shared among other UNESCO Biosphere Regions in Canada, and also among sites across the world network.
Altogether, Canadian Biospheres span over 235,000 km2 and conserve both the long-term health of the environment as well as the quality of life for 2.3 million Canadians.