(Français) Planet Mosaic

North Karelian Biosphere Reserve

Unesco designated World Heritage sites of Humanity, we know, but this gigantic institution also means most beautiful natural sites of our planet deserve to be protected. 580 biosphere reserves in 114 countries have so far been designated by the UNESCO MAB Programme. These areas were chosen because they represent a remarkable natural heritage, but also and especially the finest examples of the essential link between nature and humans. Planet Mosaic... the finest examples of collaboration between positive and intelligent men, women and nature.

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The most striking moment in this documentary is the encounter with a man who lives alone in the heart of this biosphere reserve, 20 kilometres from the nearest village and with no electricity and no car. His only modern “tools” are a radio and a bicycle, which he uses to get to the village, where he can buy batteries for his radio.

This film is a bonus extract from the four films made in the Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur, Midi-Pyrénées and Brittany Regions (4 x 52 minutes + 4 x 30 minutes bonus).