International Partners

Within the world network of UNESCO biosphere reserves, dialogue with other areas is essential. The exchange of project experiences and good examples of implementation in the field of sustainability is essential: what opportunities for participation were used, what measures were taken to protect biodiversity or how was the information centre set up? – these are some example questions.

The aim is to jointly meet the global challenges of theMAB-Programme in tackling the measures mentioned in the "Lima Action Plan", to use synergy effects and to learn from each other in the process. 

Menschen stehen auf einer übergroßen bunten Weltkarte. © U. Müller

Cooperation with Lake Bosomtwe in Ghana

Since 2016, the Biosphere Reserve office Schaalsee-Elbe has been cooperating with the Biosphere Reserve Lake Bosomtwe in Ghana, West Africa.

Main topics of the cooperation are, among others, the establishment of a visitor information centre, the development of a marketing and visitor concept as well as the initiation of a research partnership for the model Biosphere Reserve village at Lake Bosomtwe and at the Schaalsee. Both areas receive scientific support from the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development.

Gruppenfoto Kooperation Lake Bosomtwe und Schaalsee. © Biosphärenreservatsamt
In September 2017, a first work-meeting with representatives of the two biosphere reserves took place at Lake Bosomtwe. ...
In September 2017, a first work-meeting with representatives of the two biosphere reserves took place at Lake Bosomtwe. The only natural lake in Ghana was formed by a meteorite impact almost one million years ago and has both a high economic and spiritual significance.
Besuch einer Delegation aus Ghana im Biosphärenreservat Schaalsee © U. Müller
During the visit to the Biosphere Reserve Schaalsee in August 2018, the focus was on nature conservation, regional ...
During the visit to the Biosphere Reserve Schaalsee in August 2018, the focus was on nature conservation, regional development and education for sustainable development. An inaugural visit to Mayor Klaus Draeger in Zarrentin was also on the agenda.
Die Absichtserklärung zwischen Klaus Jarmatz und Ebenezer Appah-Sampong. © Biosphärenreservatsamt
Furthermore, a memorandum of understanding for further cooperation was signed in 2018.
Furthermore, a memorandum of understanding for further cooperation was signed in 2018.
Junior Range im Gespräch mit Gästen aus Ghana © U. Müller
The Junior Rangers from Boizenburg presented their work and the exhibition EinFlussReich to the guests.
The Junior Rangers from Boizenburg presented their work and the exhibition EinFlussReich to the guests.
Since summer 2019, the junior rangers have also been exchanging information digitally with a 'school club' at Lake ...
Since summer 2019, the junior rangers have also been exchanging information digitally with a 'school club' at Lake Bosomtwe on the topics of sustainability, nutrition or life in a rural region of Germany and Ghana.
A padlet is used as an exchange platform for the digital chat, in which everyone reports stories from everyday life and ...
A padlet is used as an exchange platform for the digital chat, in which everyone reports stories from everyday life and exchanges views on environmental topics.
Präsentation vor kleiner Zuhörerschaft. © Biosphärenreservatsamt
At an expert workshop in October 2019, further areas of cooperation on the topics of Biosphere Villages and the ...
At an expert workshop in October 2019, further areas of cooperation on the topics of Biosphere Villages and the information centre were discussed and agreed upon.

Further Cooperations

Auf Grund der Lage des UNESCO-Biosphärenreservates Flusslandschaft Elbe entlang der innerdeutschen Grenze besuchen Gruppen aus Süd-Korea die Region. © D. Foitlänger
Interview with Dr Till Backhaus (Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) by a film team from South Korea.

Due to its location along the former inner-German border until November 1989, groups from South Korea are also particularly interested in the model of a UNESCO biosphere reserve and regularly visit the region.