Biosphere Bliesgau Association
Name / Title
Biosphärenverein Bliesgau e. V.
Case Study Region
Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau:six communities of the Saarpfalz district belong to the Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau (Gersheim, Mandelbachtal, Blieskastel, St. Ingbert, Kierkel and Homburg (in part)) as well as the community of Kleinblittersdorf of the regional district Saarbrücken.
Main activity / focus
The functions of the Biosphere Association are:
Target beneficiaries / market
Population of the Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau.
Founded on 21st May 2001; the articles have been revised in 2008.
Current Funding source(s)
Saarland Ministry of Environment, municipalities , membership fees
Biosphere administrative body Bliesgau
For a long-term existence and the achievement of objectives, the association promotes all measures in accordance with the respectively valid version of the Federal Act for the Protection of Nature and for a continuity of the designation as biosphere reserve through the UNESCO.
Furthermore, the association fulfills the function of a forum for the biosphere reserve. Material measures, which are to preserve and develop the basis of life and the natural landscape, are supported. Additionally, focal points are preserving the cultural identity, economic development and safeguarding the future in the frame of the Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau.