The KBRC conducts and promotes various research and studies with the biosphere. In addition, the KBRC supports projects undertaken by others independent of the organization. These projects aim:
- To improve our understanding of the natural environment,
- To better understand the association and interaction between humans and the surrounding environment (i.e. the area in which people work and live), and
- To support a knowledge-based approach, i.e. to increase the data and information on topics, issues and/or matters of concern affecting those within the biosphere.
These studies promote a more inclusive understanding amongst all the players involved. The greater the network of key actors (including the community(ies)) as well as the sharing of information and data, the greater the knowledge base of the area overall.
To better understand how the biosphere works, identify who the players are, and promote more collaboration, in turn, improves decision-making, builds trust amongst the community, businesses, and organizations, and supports the UNESCO mandate for development in the area that is more sustainable in the long run.
Readers are advised to review the 'References' section of this web site which highlights some of these projects. Various documents and reports including academic papers covering the KBR can be found in this section. Further, each organization involved may have additional information and reports of interest based on their own web sites.
The KBRC continually seeks financial and operational support for projects within the biosphere. For those interested in making a contribution towards a particular project or programme please contact the KBRC office.