The biosphere reserve
The World Biosphere Reserve
THE ENTIRE DORDOGNE BASIN, OF WHICH THE VÉZÈRE VALLEY IS A PART, WAS CLASSIFIED AS A BIOSPHERE RESERVE BY UNESCO ON 11 JULY 2012.
What is a Biosphere Reserve ?
A biosphere reserve is a place where people share an ideal of living in harmony with nature and build a promising future together. It is a laboratory for sustainable development, a catalyst for good practice and a place for sharing experiences. It is also and above all a living territory in constant evolution in which we seek to understand our past heritage in order to better create our future.
What does the designation by UNESCO mean ?
The UNESCO classification recognises the Dordogne basin as an exemplary territory of major interest on a global scale. It also suggests a certain harmony between nature and the people who have exploited it, inhabited it, shaped it, dreamed it... without damaging it irreparably.
This distinction can be seen both as a "validation" of the past and a great opportunity to anticipate the future.
In a way, it is an invitation from UNESCO to everyone to pursue, strengthen and innovate in the development of initiatives that respect the richness and the biological and cultural diversity of the territory.
Would you like to know more ?
All the information and news concerning the Biosphere Reserve are available on the website : https://biosphere-bassin-dordogne.fr/