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16th April 2018, 16:11

​Cortes: Gibraltar would gain international exposure as part of Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean

Gibraltar would gain international exposure as part of the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, according to Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes.

The Gibraltar Government is making a bid to join the UNESCO designated area, which includes protected parts of Andalucia and the Tangier Peninsular in Northern Morocco.

An an unsuccessful attempt was made by the Rock some years ago, however with greater infrastructure and management of its protected areas now in place, the Government feels the time is right to try again.