The Bay of Fundy and its adjacent landscape forms a unique region in its geological formations, terrestrial and marine ecosystems, cultural heritage, as well as a variety of rural communities and urban areas. It compares with more than 531 unique landscapes in 105 countries in the world that have been recognized as World UNESCO biosphere sites.
The Fundy Biosphere Reserve designation by UNESCO provides not only international recognition for the uniqueness of the upper Bay of Fundy, its culture and history, but in addition emphasizes the importance of conservation and sustainability in the region.
The Fundy Biosphere Reserve is a community-based initiative comprised of individuals and representatives of various stakeholder groups, organizations and local communities working to promote the sustainable development of the region by enhancing the research and innovation capacity and by creating a forum for various groups to share information, knowledge and best practices.
The Fundy Biosphere Reserve includes an area of over 430,000 hectares of the upper Bay of Fundy coast, stretching from St. Martins to the Tantramar Marsh near Sackville and inland to Moncton.