Swedish Biosphere Reserves

Conservation for sustainable recreational fishing

Biosphere for Baltic is a joint commitment initiated in June 2017 during the UN Ocean Conference. The Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) in Sweden, the Swedish National Commission of UNESCO, and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management joined forces to increase dissemination of good practices from UNESCO biosphere reserves in the Baltic… read more »

Better balance and biodiversity in The River Helge å and Hanöbukten Bay

Biosphere for Baltic is a joint commitment initiated in June 2017 during the UN Ocean Conference. The Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) in Sweden, the Swedish National Commission of UNESCO, and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management joined forces to increase dissemination of good practices from UNESCO biosphere reserves in the Baltic… read more »

Nedre Dalälven River Landscape – The floodplain meadows

The river Dalälven flows through the biosphere reserve. The transition zone from the open water of the river to the forest has historically been characterized by regularly flooded meadows used for haying and grazing. The river together with the meadows made them an invaluable resource for the local dwellers and created conditions for high biodiversity…. read more »

Optimal irrigation management – the water-food-energy nexus

Biosphere for Baltic is a joint commitment initiated in June 2017 during the UN Ocean Conference. The Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) in Sweden, the Swedish National Commission of UNESCO, and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management joined forces to increase dissemination of good practices from UNESCO biosphere reserves in the Baltic… read more »

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 »

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