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Full of Life : UNESCO Biosphere Reserves - Model Regions for Sustainable Development - German MAB National Committee

Full of Life

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves - Model Regions for Sustainable Development

Paperback Published: 10th September 2004
ISBN: 9783540200772
Number Of Pages: 169

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UNESCO biosphere reserves are full of life. Here, people put sustainable development into practice: economic, ecological, social and cultural objectives are pursued, conserving precious natural spaces in the process. People are opening up new opportunities for today and are taking responsibility for future generations. What could be more exciting than a look at new ways into the future? The 14 biosphere reserves in Germany are part of a world network of 440 areas in the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB). Founded in the 1970s to research the relationship between man and the environment, biosphere reserves have been developed into model regions for sustainable development since the 1992 Rio Conference. This publication gives an overview of developments to date and the new direction for the MAB Programme in Germany. The generally valid guidelines for the conservation, care and development of these areas are explained. Various project examples from practice and research bear witness to the living implementation of the Programme in the German UNESCO biosphere reserves.

Foreword by the Director-General of UNESCOp. 8
Foreword by the publisherp. 9
MAB - a programme over the course of timep. 10
World network of biosphere reservesp. 11
Biosphere reserves : model regions for the futurep. 14
The network of biosphere reserves in Germanyp. 23
People and cultures in biosphere reservesp. 32
From environmental education to learning for sustainabilityp. 37
Communication and cooperationp. 41
Objectives and strategies for nature conservationp. 43
Cultural and natural landscapes and the new wildernessp. 47
Cultural landscapes and biodiversityp. 51
Conserve diversity! : practical landscape managementp. 55
The importance of nature rangersp. 58
Sustainable economic developmentp. 60
Sustainable land managementp. 63
Sustainable forestryp. 65
Sustainable tourism developmentp. 67
Environmental management in industryp. 70
Research and monitoring in biosphere reservesp. 71
Planning for biosphere reservesp. 73
Biosphere reserves in development cooperationp. 78
The further development of the German system of biosphere reserves - model regions for sustainable developmentp. 80
From the Rhon Lamb to the Rhon Apple initiative : marketing local produce (Rhon BR)p. 82
The wilderness camp on Falkenstein (Bavarian Forest BR)p. 84
The "biosphere job motor" : a start-up initiative (South-East Rugen BR)p. 86
The regional brand as a working instrument for sustainable regional development (Schorfheide-Chorin BR)p. 88
The framework concept as regional agenda 21 (Schaalsee BR)p. 90
Tourism with nature - nature conservation with people : visitor guidance in a biosphere reserve (Vessertal-Thuringian Forest BR)p. 92
Sustainable agriculture on the Hallig Islands (Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea BR)p. 96
Environmental education : a component of sustainable development (upper Lausitz Heath and Pond BR)p. 98
Health and the biosphere reserve (Berchtesgaden BR)p. 100
Natural dynamics at the heart of Europe (lower Saxon Wadden Sea BR)p. 101
Management of migrant birds (Elbe River landscape BR/lower Saxony)p. 104
Traditional farms and the Spree Forest landscape (Spree Forest BR)p. 105
Cooperation between the German and the Chinese MAB national committeesp. 107
Transboundary biosphere reserves : win-win solutions for people and naturep. 110
Research and monitoring in German biosphere reserves : an overviewp. 114
Regional marketing of agricultural produce in German biosphere reservesp. 119
Integrated environmental monitoring - an ecosystem based approachp. 122
Socio-economic monitoring in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea regionp. 129
Allensbach survey in the Rhon biosphere reservep. 132
The Schorfheide-Chorin project : development of methods for integrating nature conservation goals into agricultural practicep. 134
Moderation procedure in the water edge project in the Spree Forest biosphere reservep. 136
Nature conservation and organic farming in a biosphere reserve - the Brodowin eco-village development and testing projectp. 139
Further development of the "ecosystem approach" of the Convention on Biological Diversity in selected forest biosphere reservesp. 141
Germany in key figuresp. 144
UNESCO biosphere reserves in Germanyp. 146
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ISBN: 9783540200772
ISBN-10: 3540200770
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 169
Published: 10th September 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.3  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.45