Black Forest biosphere reserve

© Black Forest biosphere reserve (Germany)
View of the Alps from the peak of Belchen

Located in the south of Germany, this biosphere reserve contains low mountain ranges, silvicultural forests, low plains, mountain hay meadows and lowland moors. The total area of the site is 63,325 ha, of which 70% is forested. 38,000 people live in the region, which has kept its unique cultural identity with customs and handicrafts. Sustainable tourism is widely promoted.

Designation Date: 2017
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Surface area: 63,325 ha
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Last updated in June 2017

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