Altyn Emel and Karatau are included in UNESCOs World Network of Biosphere Reserves

On 12-15 June 2017 the 29-th session of the International Coordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. As a result of the session, 23 new sites has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including 2 biosphere reserves from Kazakhstan Altyn Emel and Karatau.