US Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network

US Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network

The U.S. has quietly withdrawn 17 sites from the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves program. As first reported by National Geographic, the sites include a number of national forests, preserves and reserves from Alaska to the Virgin Islands (see list below). There were previously 47 biosphere reserves in the U.S.

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