UNESCO-Michel Batisse Award

Michel Batisse Award is given every two years during the MAB Council, in memory of Dr Michel Batisse, for outstanding achievements in the management of the biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of the Seville Strategy. In 2019, this US$12,000 award was given to José Santiso (Spain), head of the Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for his project promoting local, organically grown food produce. This project has helped preserve local varieties and linked producers and consumers, including school canteens.

Applications in English and French are accepted and must be received by UNESCO no later than 31 January 2021. Applications that are not endorsed by a MAB National Committee or a National Commission for UNESCO are not eligible for consideration.

For further information please check the 2021 call for applications Forms: