We are Biosphere!
Be part of it!
All people who live, work or visit the Berchtesgadener Land have an influence on its presence and future. If everyone becomes aware of their potential to contribute, we can accomplish a lot together. The UNESCO designation of the district as a biosphere reserve offers all people, institutions, organizations and companies the opportunity to use it as a seal of quality and a unique selling point. Berchtesgadener Land is also a designated LEADER region, a “Gesundheitsregion plus” (health region plus) and an “Bildungsregion” (education region). It is for these reasons that Berchtesgadener Land has been awarded the UNESCO designation. In addition, it is the only alpine and pre-alpine biosphere reserve in Germany. This gives it the potential to stand out on a Bavarian and national level and to draw attention to the region, its projects and developments. The Biosphere Region can act as a thematic bracket for the sustainability issues of all participants in the Berchtesgadener Land under the cover of the UNESCO designation and thus increase the joint visibility and impact.
In the following, people and organizations – here called actors – are listed who are crucial for a sustainable development of our biosphere reserve.
The local people
The municipalities and the Berchtesgadener Land district
Specialized authorities and institutions
Administrative Office of the Biosphere Region Berchtesgadener Land
The sponsoring association Biosphärenregion Berchtesgadener Land e. V.
The administration of the Berchtesgaden National Park
Educational and research institutions
Clubs and associations
Community, quality of life and perspectives for the future are shaped in the Biosphere Region by clubs, associations and voluntary work. As an important cornerstone of society, various clubs and associations in the Berchtesgadener Land actively promote the idea of sustainability in their structures and their goals. They are rooted in regional networks, are creative providers of ideas and make a significant contribution to the ecological, economic and social development of the Berchtesgadener Land. For example, the Solidargemeinschaft BGL e. V. advocates responsible and sustainable development of the region, it tries to raise people’s awareness and provides a platform for regional products, services or crafts. Recognized environmental protection associations are committed to the protection of species and the preservation of valuable landscape areas. Furthermore, the Biosphere Region Berchtesgadener Land e. V. is active in the region. It is a voluntary association of farmers, nature conservationists and municipalities, dedicated to the preservation and development of the cultural landscape in the Berchtesgadener Land.
Private, public and even non-profit companies and cooperatives can make key contributions to sustainable development in all dimensions of their operations. This includes their range of products and services as well as their methods of production and supply chains, the design of their company buildings and open spaces, as well as their interaction with employees and customers. Many companies in the Biosphere Region, from small family businesses to large corporations, follow the idea of sustainable business. They act respectfully with regard to people and nature, use energy and resources wisely, pay attention to ecological and social criteria when purchasing their goods, and are part of regional economic cycles.