Lake Vänern Archipelago Biosphere Reserve

Lake Vänern Archipelago – Sustainable tourism

In Lake Vänern Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, the province’s decision to increase tourism evoked a question: Given that this is an area designated by UNESCO as a model for sustainable development, are there possibilities for being a “sustainable tourist” in the biosphere reserve? To answer this question, the biosphere reserve applied a cross-sectoral way of thinking…. 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 »

Lake Vänern Archipelago Biosphere Reserve

       Country Sweden        Region/Province/ or State Vastra Gotaland        Web Address        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 »