World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves (WNICBR)

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Established in 2012, the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves aims to study, implement and disseminate island and coastal strategies to preserve biodiversity and heritage, promote sustainable development, and adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. It has two technical headquarters (Korea and Spain) which coordinate the network and work together at the global level.

The network is formed by the representatives of twenty islands and coastal biosphere reserves around the world.  It is open to all islands and coastal biosphere reserves that want to join it. There are no Pacific Island members although the Pacific Island members have the opportunity to join the Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network (PBRN).