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biosphere

 [bi´o-sfēr]
1. that part of the universe in which living organisms are known to exist; see also atmosphere.
2. the sphere of action between an organism and its environment.

bi·o·sphere

(bī'ō-sfēr),
All regions in the world where living organisms are found.
[bio- + G. sphaira, sphere]

biosphere

(bī′ə-sfîr′)
n.
1. The part of the earth and its atmosphere in which living organisms exist or that is capable of supporting life.
2. The living organisms and their environment composing the biosphere.

bi′o·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.

biosphere

Any region of the Earth with life forms.

bi·o·sphere

(bī'ō-sfēr)
All the regions in the world where living organisms are found.
[bio- + G. sphaira, sphere]

biosphere

that part of the earth's surface and its immediate atmosphere which is occupied by living organisms.

biosphere

1. that part of the universe in which living organisms are known to exist, comprising the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.
2. the sphere of action between an organism and its environment.
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The following Biosphere Reserves joined the network this year: Mono Biosphere Reserve (Benin)Located in the southwest of the country, this 9,462 ha site comprises ecosystems that include mangroves, wetlands, savannah and forests.
Ten existing biosphere reserves have been enlarged, among them the tri-national Trifinio Fraternidad area in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Government is also working for the Khirthar in Sindh province which would be the fourth Biosphere Reserves in the country, he added.
Among the focus areas of MAB-UNESCO, the Biosphere Reserves is one of the priorities.
The Noosa Biosphere covers approximately 150 000 hectares of terrestrial, freshwater and tidal areas, and includes four national parks, nine conservation reserves, four forest reserves and eight nature refuges.
But to continue to protect wildlife and habitats in this way, Biosphere Expeditions needs more volunteers to help undertake this vitally important work.
Briones, Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Blue Steel Corporation, said that sites in Santa Rosa in Nueva Ecija, Tanauan City in Batangas and Butuan City in Mindanao are now being prepared for the Biosphere technology.
And using Biosphere Expeditions' Land Rovers to negotiate often difficult terrain, each volunteer can explore some of the most fascinating parts of the world.
This year people in Huddersfield can also join Biosphere Expedition's UK taster weekends, mini expeditions in England's National Parks where volunteers will learn all the skills they need for expeditions abroad.
BEIRUT: The endorsement for approval of Lebanon's Jabal Moussa as a UNESCO biosphere reserve in early February recognizes the international acclaim for the area's wild and unspoiled habitats, its renowned Adonis Valley with its ancient agricultural terraces and trails, and the strong support expressed among the local communities for the nomination.
Avec leur creation en 1976 par I'Organisation des Nations Unies pour I'education, la science et la culture (UNESCO) et le Programme I'Homme et la Biosphere (MAB), les reserves de biosphere ont permis de mettre en place un cadre international pour etablir un lien entre les zones protegees et les paysages humanisds auxquels elles sont associees.
The new joint venture company will use approximately 5,000 tons of fly ash together with the carbon dioxide gas manufactured by each one of Biosphere Development Corp.