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.
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.
In 2017, the Biosphere Reserve Schaalsee supported the recognition of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Lake Indawgyi in Myanmar on the topics of participatory fisheries management, regulation of water tourism and education for sustainable development.
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 (as well as the PAHLHUUS information centre).