Partners and Related Organizations Partners of RMBR are organizations that work directly with RMBR on projects that support the functions and goals of the Biosphere Reserve.



Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve was designated in 1986 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Biosphere Reserves may be designated in countries participating in the UNESCO program – Man and the Biosphere (MAB).

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The MAB was launched in 1971 to provide knowledge and skills supporting sustainable relationships between people and their environment. Biosphere Reserves are integral to MAB, providing a global network of sites for cooperative research dedicated to sustainability. [ United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization website ]

Parks Canada

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Parks Canada serves to manage and protect the National Parks of Canada. National Parks are a country-wide system of representative natural areas of Canadian significance. By law, they are protected for public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment, while being maintained in an unimpaired state for future generations. Parks Canada’s mandate is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. [ Parks Canada website ]

Environment Canada

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Environment Canada’s mandate is to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment; conserve Canada’s renewable resources; conserve and protect Canada’s water resources; forecast weather and environmental change; enforce rules relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government.

Rural Municipalities The Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve includes the 15 municipalities surrounding Riding Mountain National Park.

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Friends of Riding Mountain National Park

Friends of RMNP

The Friends of Riding Mountain National Park is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to foster public appreciation, understanding and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Riding Mountain National Park. It provides an important voice of support, and offers complementary services and activities to visitors. The Friends of Riding Mountain National Park is a member of the Canadian Parks Partnership. [ Friends of Riding Mountain National Park website ]

Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association (CBRA)

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The Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association (CBRA) is a non-profit association, incorporated in 1997, to provide support and networking relationships that help develop and maintain biosphere reserves throughout Canada. CBRA’s vision is to support people in biosphere reserves to create dialogue among themselves and with other related organizations, collaborate on projects, and exchange local expertise among biosphere reserves in Canada and inter-nationally. [ CBRA website ]

Canadian Biosphere Research Network (CBRN)

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CBRN is a network for researchers working in biosphere reserves in Canada. It’s objective is to provide a forum for researchers to collaborate, discuss, share-information and co-operate while planning and implementing research in Biosphere Reserves. Members of CBRN include government researchers, NGOs, biosphere reserve communities, university faculty, graduate students, and members of the Canadian Biosphere Reserve Association (CBRA). [ CBRN website ]