The Fundy Biosphere Reserve is Pleased to Announce the Appointment of their New Executive Director, Megan de Graaf.

Posted September 22, 2011

The Chair of the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve, Dr. Yves Gagnon, is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan de Graaf as Executive Director of the organisation. A native of Sussex (NB), Megan de Graaf has worked for many years in New Brunswick’s environmental and natural resource sectors. Megan replaces the previous Executive Director who has moved to Central Canada for family reasons.

“We are delighted to have Megan join the staff of the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve as its new Executive Director and we look forward to the influence that she will provide,” said Dr. Gagnon. “As a non-advocacy group promoting sustainable development and conservation, we’ve been very successful at garnering interest in and partners to our initiatives, and we fully expect that to continue under Megan’s direction”.

“There are many impressive initiatives that are underway in the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve. It’s an exciting challenge to work at the grassroots level and to encourage innovative approaches to conservation and sustainable development. We are gathering much interest from organizations and businesses who share the vision of the Biosphere Reserve’s Charter. I look forward to working with various partners and being able to make the Fundy Biosphere Reserve a well-known entity throughout New Brunswick ,” says de Graaf.

The UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve, which covers the Upper Bay of Fundy from St. Martin’s to the Tantramar Marsh and inland to beyond Moncton, was designated in 2007 by UNESCO under the Man and the Biosphere Programme. The total area of the Fundy Biosphere Reserve is 442 250 hectares, which is appropriate to serve the three functions of the biosphere reserve: conservation, sustainable development, and capacity building.