The global network of BRs currently includes 669 model regions in 120 countries (including 16 cross-border sites), three of them in Austria.

More information on the world network of biosphere reserves:

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UNESCO BR world 2 klein


There are three model regions in Austria:

AT rahmenkarte BR enBiosphere reserve Großes Walsertal
in Vorarlberg
19.200 ha
Year of founding: 2000


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


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