Swedish Biosphere Reserves

ElectriVillage – an initiative for sustainable transport solutions in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Lake Vänern Archipelago

The Municipality of Mariestad is one of the founders of Biosphere Reserve Lake Vänern Archipelago. Inspired by the UNESCO designation and the mission to be a model region of sustainable development, Mariestad Municipality has started to explore how they can convert their fleet of vehicles to fossil fuel free, locally produced energy. ElectriVillage is a… read more »

East Vättern Scarp Landscape Biosphere Reserve

       Country Sweden        Region/Province/ or State Jönköping        Web Address https://www.ostravatterbranterna.se        Date Founded 2012        Size (hectares) 105,520        Distinguishing Features The biosphere reserve contains several deep lakes. Of these, Lake Vättern is Sweden’s largest cold water lake, and the fifth largest lake in Europe        Main Industries (in terms of employment) tourism, hunting, fishery, agriculture, silviculture, commerce   Our… read more »

Nedre Dalälven River Landscape Biosphere Reserve

       Country Sweden        Region/Province/ or State        Web Address https://www.nedredalalven.se        Date Founded 2011        Size (hectares) 308,000        Distinguishing Features A large part of the core area consists of the Färnebofjärden National Park, which is known for its great biodiversity.        Main Industries (in terms of employment) silviculture, tourism, hunting, fishery, agriculture, industry   The Nedre Dalälven Biosphere Reserve River… read more »

Blekinge Archipelago Biosphere Reserve

       Country Sweden        Region/Province/ or State Blekinge        Web Address https://www.blekingearkipelag.se        Date Founded 2011        Size (hectares) 212,797        Distinguishing Features The many shallow and highly desalinated bays, lagoons, and estuaries along the coast are important spawning and growth areas for several species of fish while also being internationally significant grounds for stopping and overwintering for several seabird species…. read more »

Lake Vänern Archipelago Biosphere Reserve

       Country Sweden        Region/Province/ or State Vastra Gotaland        Web Address http://vanerkulle.org        Date Founded 2010        Size (hectares) 278,600        Distinguishing Features Lake Vänern is the largest lake in Sweden and the third largest lake in Europe.        Main Industries (in terms of employment) silviculture, hunting, fishery, silviculture, industry, agriculture   In autumn 2004, the three municipalities to conduct a… read more »

Kristianstad Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve

       Country Sweden        Region/Province/ or State Skåne        Web Address https://vattenriket.kristianstad.se        Date Founded 2005        Size (hectares) 104,375        Distinguishing Features lower drainage basin of the River Helge å in the Municipality of Kristianstad and the coastal waters of Hanöbukten Bay, which forms part of the Baltic Sea.        Main Industries (in terms of employment) hunting, fishery, tourism, agriculture, silviculture,… read more »