Biosphere Reserve Feasibility Study Spessart Bavaria

Associated persons Lisa Wolf, Raphael Süßenbacher, Ines Schäfer, Elisabeth Bachlechner, Hanns Kirchmeir
Clients ifuplan - Institut für Umweltplanung und Raumentwicklung GmbH & Co. KG
Regions Germany
Year 2022

The overriding goal of the feasibility study is to examine the possibilities for establishing a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Spessart region. This involves clarifying whether and how the region can meet the criteria for an application for recognition as a UNESCO biosphere reserve and how the stakeholders in the region evaluate this idea. The detailed project steps contain the examination of the formal feasibility of the NUP Spessart on the Bavarian side, examination of the social feasibility (acceptance) and development perspectives. As a result, the feasibility study forms the basis for deciding whether the region should enter the formal application process for recognition as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.