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When was the programme of Biosphere Reserve initiated by UNESCO?

A

In 1976

B

In 1975

C

In 1971

D

In 1977

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C

In 1971

  • UNESCO established a programme of biosphere reserve in 1971 which was known as Man and Biosphere programme. The main goal of this programme was to establish a scientific basis to improve relation between man and environment to achieve sustainable development.
  • As of March 2016, about 669 biosphere reserves in 120 countries, including 16 trans-boundary sites, have been included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

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