Biosphere Bid handed to UNESCO

by Rich Howorth Events

The Brighton & Hove and Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership has now submitted its application to UNESCO to be considered as a new Biosphere Reserve, following 2 years' intensive development work.     The bid was handed over to a representative from UNESCO UK on 27th September in a ceremony in front of the 'Preston Twins' elm trees in Preston Park, Brighton - the largest and oldest English elm trees in the world, and one of the natural assets  that makes the area important for nature conservation and sustainable development.  More details are available from the UNESCO Biosphere Bid handover press release . UNESCO bid handover Preston Park elm Brighton 27-9-13 A final decision is expected from UNESCO next summer, with further development work to be carried out in the meantime to identify priority projects and potential resources to carry these out in the future.  
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