MAA classification of Maio by UNESCO a historic event

Unesco approved the classification of the Cape Verdean islands of Fogo and Maio as a World Biosphere Reserve, the first of its kind in the country.

In a statement, the head of the Cape Verdean government classified the decision as “a historic event” for the archipelago.

“Cape Verde, for the first time, has world Biosphere reserves and joins the existing 701 world Biosphere reserves”, announced Ulisses Correia e Silva, on the classification approved by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Culture (Unesco).

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