WHAT IS A BIOSPHERE?
Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal eco-systems which are internationally recognised within the framework of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO’s) Man and Biosphere Programme.
Collectively, they constitute a World Network. They are nominated by national governments and must meet a minimal set of criteria and adhere to a minimal set of conditions before being admitted into the World Network.
KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Due largely to its ecological importance, the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve was the first Biosphere Reserve to be declared in southern Africa and forms part of UNESCO’s world-wide network of Biosphere Reserves.
Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve boasts 1 300 different plant species per 10 000 square kilometres – the highest diversity in the World! The next highest, Amazon rain forest, has only 420 species within the same area!
LIVING IN THE KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE
Important tips to ensure both wildlife and humans can enjoy the beauty of the Kogelberg Biosphere.
We encourage all Guesthouses, B&B's, Airbnb's and rental agents to print and display this informative poster by the Overstrand Municipality for their guests. Click on the image below to download and print.