The global network of BRs currently includes 738 model regions in 134 countries (including 22 transboundary sites), four of them in Austria.

More information on the world network of biosphere reserves:

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UNESCO BR world 2 klein


There are four model regions in Austria:

AT BRs final WebpageBiosphere reserve Großes Walsertal
in Vorarlberg
19.200 ha
Year of founding: 2000


Biosphere reserve Wienerwald
in Vienna and Lower Austria
105.004 ha
Year of founding: 2005


Biosphere reserve Salzburger Lungau and Kärntner Nockberge
in Salzburg and Carinthia
148.914 ha
Year of founding: 2012


Biosphären reserve Unteres Murtal
in Styria
13.177 ha
Year of founding 2019