BIOSPHERE RESERVE - MODEL AREA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The word biosphere means all life on Earth and the environment it lives in. For us, it is about the interplay between humankind and the environment.
UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserves are intended to serve as model areas for sustainable development. All Biosphere Reserves are shaped according to local conditions, and the idea is that what is developed locally can then inspire and be used globally. Today, there are more than 700 Biosphere Reserves in over 120 countries. Sweden has seven, Finland two, and Norway and Denmark one each. So far anyway. Spain has the most of any country, with 52 Biosphere Reserves covering a full twelve percent of the country’s geographical area.
The unique natural and cultural environments of the Nedre Dalälven River Landscape have earned it the prestigious designation as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.