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UNESCO Biosphere in Southern Scotland gets approved

An area of natural beauty in Southern Scotland has been designated by the UN as being Scotland's first UNESCO Biosphere. 3000 square kilometres in Galloway and South Ayrshire was recognised as having world environmental importance.

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Galloway gains new status

The environment and the landscape that makes up Galloway and Southern Ayrshire has become to the first in Scotland to be recognised as 'significant'.

The United Nations has awarded the area Biosphere Status.

It means the area joins and elite group of environmentally important Biosphere's across the world, which include Mount Kenya, Niagara and the Hawaiin Islands.

Andy Burn has sent this report:

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