ERIC Number: ED242545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Communique: Special Issue on the International Scientific Conference and Exhibit and the 7th Session of the International Co-Ordinating Council for MAB (Paris, Sept. 22-Oct. 2, 1981) = Numero special sur la Conference Scientifique Internationale et Exposition et al 7e session du Counseil International de Coordination du MAB (Paris, du 22 Sept. au 2 Oct. 1981).
Communique, n14 Mar 1982
Presented are summaries of two separate but closely-related conferences. The International Scientific Conference and Exhibit, organized to mark the 10th anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB), was based on the theme "ecology in practice: establishing a scientific basis for land management." This summary includes: a 10 year perspective of MAB; excerpts from the address by the assistant director-general for science (Unesco), A.-R. Kaddoura, on nine major projects in science and technology for development; conference agenda; and recommendations related to seven themes (MAB activities in humid/sub-humid tropics, marginal lands, biosphere reserves, cities as ecological systems, use of scientific information for environmental education purposes, information needed for decision-making on land management, and emerging issues and priority problems for the 1980's). The meeting of the International Coordinating Council, the intergovernmental body which directs and administers the MAB program, provided a forum for an evaluation and review of the first decade of its existence. This summary includes conference agenda, recommendations for improving the effectiveness of MAB in the future, highlights of Canadian presentations, and the personal perspectives of three Canadian delegates (Anne Whyte, George Francis, and Michel Maldague) on the conference. (JN)
Publication Type: Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Commission for Unesco, Ottawa (Ontario). Man and the Biosphere Programme.
Identifiers: Canada; Man and the Biosphere