Bicol, Philippines – from Coconuts
Albay was recently added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Network of Biosphere Reserves.
So what exactly does that mean? Biosphere reserves are places for learning about sustainable development and biodiversity. The flora and fauna of the Albay region is now protected by UNESCO.
According to UNESCO’s data, the site is constituted of 182 terrestrial plant species, 46 of which are endemic.
Its marine and coastal ecosystems are equally rich too – five of the world’s seven species of marine turtles may be found in Albay.
Albay is the third Philippine region to make it to the list. The other two are Puerto Galera and Palawan.
Read the full article here: Albay makes it to Unesco list of biosphere reserves