Österlen Biosphere Reserve - an opportunity?

Österlen Biosphere Reserve - an opportunity!

In December 2019 was formedThe association Samverkan för Hanöbuktenand Kiviks Museum is a member of the association which, among other things, works for a cleaner sea and a stop to the influx of nutrient leakage into the Bay of Hanö. Kiviks Museum was involved in starting up the collaboration, and you can read more about the projecthere.

As a pilot project to expand the work for a cleaner Hanö Bay and the Baltic Sea, the Kiviks Museum began in 2019-2020 in collaboration with researchers and other actors to work on the question of whether Biosphere Reserve Österlen is a possibility.

In 2021, the project was developed in collaboration withÖsterlen's Nature Conservation Society. Under the titleÖsterlen Biosphere Reserve - an opportunity?we jointly invited throughout 2022 to lectures, seminars and workshops - and a party debate before the autumn elections to the municipal council - to find out what a biosphere area is and what conditions it provides for increased economic, ecological, cultural and social sustainability for companies, associations and local population in Österlen - All year round.

During 2022, the project and the network developed further and more and more associations, companies and private individuals became involved in the work of forming a biosphere area for Österlen, including Kiviks Byalag, Kiviks Turism, Kivik Tång, Lions Simrishamn and Tomelilla Nature Conservation Association.

Read our project report for 2022here.

During 2023, work will continue in a first test bed area in Albo Härad and we will make a series of study visits to various facilities in Simrishamn and Tomelilla municipalities to be inspired by sustainability solutions. Read more under the museum'sprogram. Everyone is welcome to take part in both meetings and in the work for a biosphere area in Österlen!

Read our jointÖsterlen Biosphere Reserve, Vision.

Contact us for more information at info@kiviksmuseum.se

The project is led and financed by Kiviks Museum & Österlens Naturskyddsförening.During 2022 and 2023, the project is co-financed bySparbanken Syd's Foundation for Growth.