Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management

Organisation:  UNESCO

Apply By:  30 Sep . 2018

Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management

This award is given at the time of the MAB Council in memory of Dr Michel Batisse for excellence in the management of the biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of the Seville Strategy.

The 2017 Michel Batisse Award was given to Vladimira Fabriciusova (Slovakia), coordinator of the Polana Biosphere Reserve for her case study “Biosphere Reserve: an opportunity for humans and nature.”


The deadline for submission of application forms for the next Michel Batisse Award is the 30th September 2018.

Following the decision made by the MAB Council at its 29th session in June 2017, case studies must be submitted for every two MAB-ICC Council session due to be convened. Next Michel Batisse Award will be given when the MAB Council meets in 2019.

All case studies must be submitted through, and have the endorsement of, the respective MAB National Committees, and/or the UNESCO National Commissions of the country concerned. Only one case study by country is accepted.

Title of the scheme: Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management

Award amount: US$ 12,000 plus international travel and allowances in Paris, France, to present the award winning case study to the MAB-ICC session concerned.

Periodicity of awards: Every two sessions of the MAB-ICC

Responsibility for technical review of proposals received and recommending the award winner for consideration and approval by the MAB Bureau: International Advisory Committee for Biosphere Reserves

Language for submission of case studies: English and French

Process for submitting applications: Each country can submit one case study on biosphere reserve management, not exceeding a maximum of 30 pages (20 pages recommended) and appropriately illustrated with scientific data, figures and tables, photographs and other supporting documentation.

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