UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve

The UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere reserve simplified.

What is it?

The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve is a place where you can appreciate an extraordinary diverse natural landscape, surrounded by the sea, that has and continues to shape local culture.

What does it do?

Our work at the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association supports the three elements of biosphere reserves: conservation, sustainable development, and capacity building for research and education.

Where is it?

The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO designated and internationally recognized region of natural and cultural heritage, located in Southwest Nova Scotia. The SNBR spans the 5 counties of Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Queens and is one of only 16 biosphere reserves in Canada.

How can I experience the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve?

There are a series of 11 vignettes here on youtube, all of these amazing experiences exist in your backyard. See you in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve!

How do I get involved?

The UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve.