|Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve
On www.von-der-alb.de people who live and work in the Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve tell their stories about what they do and what makes this so special for them. The Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve has been designated by the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programm in 2009. There are 631 biosphere reserves worldwide, 15 of them are in Germany (in 2014). These are model regions to protect the natural landscape and the cultural landscape that was shaped by the people.
The development of the Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve and what it can mean for the people and the nature is something that only some people experience directly, mainly because they are involved in it. Many other people (like myself in the beginning of this project) are not really aware of it. That is why I want to get to know the stories of the people, who are involved with an aspect of the biosphere reserve through their work or their hobby and let them tell their story.
A region the like the Swabian Alb is like a mosaic made up by many aspects and stories. Therefore I don’t try to show the entire biosphere reserve in my reportages, but I want to tell many small stories. Each story is a little piece of the overall picture and many more stories can follow.
The immediate environment is much more divers and exciting than we often think. I hope you will have a chance to get to know some of the people and the landscape of the Swabian Alb – not only here on my website but also in real life.