The UNESCO-Designated Fundy Biosphere Region

The Bay of Fundy and its adjacent landscapes form a unique region in its geological formations, terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and cultural heritage, as well as its variety of rural communities and urban areas. It compares with more than 600 unique landscapes in over 100 countries in the world that have been recognized as World UNESCO biosphere sites.

About Us
The Fundy Biosphere Region designation by UNESCO provides not only international recognition for the uniqueness of the Bay of Fundy, its culture and history, but also emphasizes the importance of conservation and sustainability in the region.

The Fundy Biosphere Region 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.

As a non-profit organization, the Fundy Biosphere Region 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 UNESCO-designated Fundy Biosphere Region contributes in building vibrant and resilient human and environmental communities through conservation and promotion of sustainable development.


Communities, stakeholders and partners of the UNESCO -designated Fundy Biosphere Region in various sectors have achieved a greater level of sustainability in the region, while conserving the area’s cultural and natural heritage.

What is a Biosphere Region?
What is a Biosphere Region?
Our History
Our History
Geographical Features
Geographical Features



The Board of Directors and the executive staff members of the Fundy Biosphere Region share the responsibility for the administration and performance of the FBR’s Regional Network. The governance structure is intended to be open and transparent. The Executive Director and the Board of Directors work to maintain effective communications to ensure the success of the FBR’s projects, initiatives and activities.

Board of Directors 2020-21

Interested in being part of our Board of Directors?

Board Members serve a three-year term and are elected during our Annual General Meeting, which is open to the public. All Board of Directors should first become members of the Fundy Biosphere Region.

If you have an interest in taking on an active volunteer role on our Board of Directors,

Dr. Jennifer Dingman
Executive Director
Melissa Fulton
Operations Manager
Nigel McLaughlin
Forest of the Future Project Manager
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