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Nature park stations in Bernese parks

HUB BERN | Project AGR-1

Our goal

Our aim is to support the nature park stations in Bernese parks in making sustainability tangible and accessible, while raising awareness among visitors and the local population.

The Diemtigtal offers impressive natural and cultural landscapes. Photo: Diemtigtal Nature Park

In a nutshell:

In the regional nature parks of Diemtigtal, Gantrisch, and Chasseral, new solutions are being developed and tested to simultaneously meet the needs of tourism and the protection of natural resources. The Nature Park Stations project combines nature experiences with educational offerings on topics such as biodiversity, conservation, utilization of natural resources, and sustainable development. The goal is to make sustainability tangible and accessible to park residents and park visitors. Newly developed offerings are designed to support information sharing, provide visitor guidance, sensitization, and regional exchange. Demand-oriented, sustainable tourism services can promote innovation and the generation of added value in the region.

A research project accompanies and supports the implementation of various interventions and measures in the three regional nature parks. In collaboration with key stakeholders, new ideas are developed, and promising innovations from other local and global contexts are tested for their feasibility onsite and made implementable for the Bernese parks. The Bernese parks are an ideal testing ground for the development of sustainable tourism programs and infrastructure, as they already represent pilot regions for the federal biodiversity strategy and serve as models of sustainable regional development..

Educational activities and nature experiences sensitize children and adults regarding biodiversity promotion and sustainable development in the region. Photo: Regional Park Chasseral

Free-flowing waters, shady spots in the forest, and numerous sand and gravel banks make the Sense and Schwarzwasser gorge a popular recreation area. Photo: Gantrisch Nature Park


In collaboration with:

Office for Communes and Land Management of the canton of Bern


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