A partnership between

Nationale Naturlandschaften e. V.

Michael Succow Foundation

Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development

‘To me biosphere reserves present the most developed and modern concept to conserve nature and at the same time ensure the survival of humanity. Therefore, it is important to me that biosphere reserves get well-deserved attention nationally and internationally. That is what we aim to contribute with biosphere.center.’ (Prof. em. Dr. Michael Succow)

About Us

About Us

The biosphere.center devotes itself to systematically
and comprehensively support the development of biosphere reserves on a
global scale.


Biosphere reserves are model regions and learning sites for the sustainable development of people with and as part of the environment. The global network of UNESCO biosphere reserves and the Man and the biosphere program offer great potential for implementing the idea of sustainability. The guiding principle of the strategic partnership is to set up and operate a competence center. The Center pursues with ist activities the following goals:
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The partnership between Nationale Naturlandschaften e. V., the Michael Succow Foundation and the Eberswalde University of Sustainable Development covers a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience and creates an ideal basis for innovative strategies to support and develop biosphere reserves.

Profiles of partners
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Experience of partners

The partners support biosphere reserves on different levels and in a complementary manner:
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BR-News from all over the world



The biosphere.center is a joint competence centre of the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, the Michael Succow Foundation and Nationale Naturlandschaften e. V. Its foundation is the worldwide experience with projects and activities of the participating institutions, biosphere reserves and scientists.
Here you can inform yourself about different projects of the partners. You will find the respective project management organisation in the individual project descriptions.

Experiences of the partners: Current Projects
Supporting research at Lake Bosomtwe Biosphere Reserve
International Research Conference 2022
Forschungskonferenz 2022 / Forschungsvernetzung / Lima Action Plan / Research Conference 2022 / UNESCO Biosphärenreservate
DAAD East West Dialogue – University Dialogue with the Countries of the Western Balkans 2021
Blutströpfchen, © Stephanie Schubert
Biosphere reserves as model landscapes for insect protection
Modelllandschaften Insektenschutz
Vasyl Pokynchereda and Iryna Yonash discussing forest ecosystem management in the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve with the students group during the 2019 study trip, Ukraine, © A. Dichte
Eastern Europe in the VUCA World
DAAD Ost-West-Dialog / Transboundary Learning
Indawgyi-See, © Kirsten Meuer
Biosphere Reserve Development at Lake Indawgyi | Myanmar
Entwicklung Biosphärenreservat / Indawgyi / Myanmar / Nachhaltige Regionalentwicklung / Partizipatives Management
Dessa’a Forest, © M. Succow
Feasibility Study Biosphere Reserve | Ethiopia
Äthiopien / Machbarkeitsstudie
Wasserbüffel auf Grünland in der Uckermark, © S. Hügle
(German) Grünlandnutzung auf organischen Standorten
Grünlandbewirtschaftung / Organische Nassstandorte
Landscape in Roztochya BR, © P. Ibisch
Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change | Ukrainian Biosphere Reserves
Klimawandel / Ökosystembasierte Anpassung
ÖUB Brandenburg: Acker mit Arbeitsgeräten, BR Schorfheide-Chorin, © T. Lüdicke
Long-Term Ecosystem Monitoring
Brandenburg / Flusslandschaft / Monitoring
Rominter Heide, © C. Welscher
Romincka Forest
naturnahe Bewirtschaftung / Partizipation
Experiences of the partners: Finished Projects
Tusheti, © Union Georgian House
Establishment of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve | East Georgia
Georgien / Tusheti / UNESCO-Biosphärenreservat
Development of international relations of German Biosphere Reserves
BR-Connect / Internationale Kooperation Biosphärenreservate / UNESCO Biosphere Reserves
Amu Darya, © Ernest Kurtveliev
Amu Darya | Central Asia
Amu Darya / Zentralasien
Communication for a proposed Vishtynets Biosphere Reserve
Beteiligung / Information / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Plaver See, Montenegro © J. Kloiber
DAAD East-West-Dialogue 2020: Western Balkan
Adaptives Management / Digitale Lehrmaterialien
Bjeshket e Nemuna Mountains, Kosovo, © D. Aschenbrenner
DAAD East-West Dialogue 2019: Western Balkan
transboundary ecosystem management / UNESCO Biosphere Reserves
DAAD East-West Dialogue programme: East-Europe
Adaptives Management / Bildung von Netzwerken
Gut eingebundener Ortsrand von Hohenfinow, BR Schorfheide-Chorin © J.Peters
(German) Regionaltypisches Bauen und Tourismus im UNESCO Biosphärenreservat „Schorfheide-Chorin“
Architektur in BR / Culture of building / Brandenburg
Biosphere Reserves for sustainable water- and resource efficient regional development in Egypt
angewandte Forschung / aride Gebiete / biodynamische Landwirtschaft / Nachhaltige Landnutzung / Wasserresource
Great Altay Transboundary Biosphere Reserve
Adaptives Management / Bildung von Netzwerken / Partizipation
Management concept Carpathian Biosphere Reserve | Ukraine
Adaptives Management / angewandte Forschung / Bildung von Netzwerken
Baekdu-daegan: Korean-German dialogue
Adaptives Management
(German) Unterstützung bei Neuausweisung: BR Lake Tana | Äthiopien
Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung / Nachhaltige Landnutzung / Partizipation
(German) Anpassung an den Klimawandel: Dena Biosphärenreservat | Iran
Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung / Klimaanpassung / Nachhaltige Landnutzung / Partizipation

The biosphere.center is active around the globe