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What exactly a Biosphere Reserve consists of? A course to reply to this question from a Mediterranean Perspective

Learning about Biosphere Reserves is equivalent thus to learn about matters of sustainability: environmental protection, territorial management, sustainable development.

Understanding a Biosphere Reserve is to understand issues in socio-ecological studies.

Managing a Biosphere Reserve requires a particular set of soft and hard skills.

Edu-BioMed project has worked to strengthen, foster and upgrade academic activity at four Moroccan and Lebanese universities in the context of Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves. Among its objectives, it has produced an online course, open accessible and available in English and French.

Besides being an object of study, Biosphere Reserves are also tools for learning, ‘living laboratories’. That is why learning should be context-based, exploiting the territory as a teaching environment.

Throughout the course developed by the Edu-BioMed project, participants will learn about the case of Biosphere Reserves, special protected areas promoted under the auspices of the Man and Biosphere Program of UNESCO. Teachers are professionals in the field of environmental protection and education: university professors and researchers, NGOs representatives and Biosphere Reserve managers.

You can find a presentation of this course downloading the brochure here.

About Edu-BioMed project

Edu-BioMed is a Capacity Building for Higher Education project, co-funded in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

Led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, it counts the participation as partners of the Université d’Aix-Marseille, American University of Beirut, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, Université Cadi Ayyad de Marrakesh, Université Mohammed V de Rabat, MAB France, Jabal Moussa Protection Association and UNIMED.

Visit the project website for more information.