The candidacy for the Biosphere Reserve “Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo” establishes the Action Plan for the period 2013-2022,approved by UNESCO in the official declaration of the Biosphere Reserve, which was agreed at the XXV Meeting of the International Coordination Council of the MaB Program, held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 27 to 30 May 2013.
At the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the Biosphere Reserve “Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo”Held on June 18, 2013, it is agreed to work on the elaboration of a five-year Management Plan (2013 -2017) that specifies the actions included in the Action Plan (2013-2022). This Management Plan will be the result of the participation and consensus of the agents of the territory and the entities that participate in the management and that have competences in the Biosphere Reserve (participation is a principle that is being promoted from UNESCO in the Development of the MaB Program).It is important to emphasize the bottom-up approach in the formulation of this Management Plan, which will be the result of the debate and participation of the Sectorial Boards and the Board of Directors of the ADR “Mariñas-Betanzos”, of the Board of Directors, Scientific Committees And of Participation, the Technical Commissions of the Biosphere Reserve “Mariñas Coruñesas and Terras do Mandeo”, as well as the interested public in general.
This Management Plan constitutes a sustainable development plan for the Biosphere Reserve, whose purpose is to establish specific lines of action for the fulfillment of the objectives of the Biosphere Reserves for the period 2013-2017. The implementation and development of the Management Plan (2013 -2017) will develop the Shared Vision and the Mission of the Biosphere Reserve “Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo”.
The Vision focuses on promoting the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage that identifies this territory, through the compatibilization of the sustainable uses and uses of the local population, allowing the improvement of their quality of life in a sustainable way.
In the following link you can download the definitive version of the 2013-2017 Management Plan of the Biosphere Reserve Mariñas Coruñesas and Terras do Mandeo.