U.N. Biosphere Reserves - UN GRABBING OUR LAND... for what?? *LINK* *PIC*

U.N. Biosphere Reserves - UN GRABBING OUR LAND... for what?? *LINK* *PIC*
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Sunday, June 12, 2005 09:09 am



47 in the United States...
U.N. Biosphere Reserves

These 411 U.N. Biosphere Reserves are located in 90 nations that agree to manage the sites according to policies set forth in the Seville Strategy and the Statutory Framework, both created by UNESCO. (Detailed maps by continent - List of Biosphere Reserves)
Each of these Biosphere Reserves, and new reserves yet to be designated, are to be connected by corridors of wilderness, surrounded by \"buffer zones,\" which are surrounded by \"zones of cooperation.\" People are to be moved into \"sustainable communities.\"

Why the government is grabbing our land
By Henry Lamb

Most of the world\'s people have no concept of private property, as it has evolved in the United States. Most of the world evolved under a system of governance in which the state (king, czar, crown prince, or whatever) owned all the land and all the resources. Individuals are granted (or denied) the privilege of using the land and its resources only as it may please the state. This underlying philosophy of land use continues to permeate public policy throughout most of the world, and especially in the United Nations.

This philosophy was rejected by the people who created the government of the United States, choosing instead, the philosophy of John Locke, who championed individual ownership. This principle of private property ownership is the foundation from which America\'s prosperity was launched.

The principle of private property ownership was challenged in the United States during the 1930\'s enthusiasm for socialism, through organizations such as the Wilderness Society, whose founder, Robert Marshall, advocated \"nationalization\" of the nation\'s forests. The post-war anti-communism campaign quieted this enthusiasm in America, but did not end it.

Advocates of government ownership and control of land use saw more opportunity in a global approach than was offered by the cumbersome American legislative system. Proponents of this philosophy flocked to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a non-government organization founded by Julian Huxley, who also was the founder of UNESCO - the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

A Frenchman, Francois Bourliere, was president of the IUCN from 1963 to 1966. He personally, and the IUCN, were instrumental in the development of the first U.N. Treaty on Wetlands, adopted in Ramsar, Iran in 1971.

Bourliere was named to chair the first MAB International Coordinating Council in November, 1971. From this meeting grew the current U.N. Man and the Biosphere Program.

In 1973 in Washington, the IUCN was successful in getting the U.N. to adopt its treaty on Endangered Species. The IUCN was responsible for drafting, and bringing into force through the United Nations, a global policy on governing wetlands, endangered species, and biosphere reserves.

By 1976, the United Nations was ready to articulate a general policy on land use. This policy is stated in the final report of the first U.N. Conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT I), held in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1976.

The preamble to the section on Land, says: