The global network of BRs currently includes 714 model regions in 129 countries (including 21 cross-border 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