The UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch is an international model region for sustainable development, networking and innovation.
We are a globally acknowledged centre of excellence for sustainable regional development. We are enhancing the value of regional strengths and expanding value chains, thereby creating and safeguarding jobs. At the same time, we are preserving our natural beauty and upholding our cultural heritage.
Together with the local populace, we think through and shape the process of change. We initiate, develop and coordinate offers and projects with a focus on the future and the market. We encourage innovation and link up key players. We work professionally, to superior standards of quality. We meet challenges, actively and objectively focusing on solutions.
In short, we work with people for the good of nature, and work with nature for the good of people.
The UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch constitutes a region of unique landscapes and a well-connected network of unspoilt habitats. Here, biodiversity is preserved for future generations. Habitats of moorland and karst are typical of the global network of biosphere reserves.
Through innovation, pioneering spirit and effective cooperation, we initiate and devise authentic offers and products. To this end, we utilise regional resources and consciously operate at the point where the environment intersects with the economy and wider society. We market our products and offers, and our region, with professionalism.
We raise awareness among both locals and visitors, thereby motivating them to develop the region with the long term in mind. As a learning organisation, we are committed to the joint process of searching, learning and structuring, thereby applying our experience and knowledge as well as the results of research. We regard change as an opportunity.
With passion and conviction, we exemplify the philosophy of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch. Clear communications targeted at specific groups empower people to understand and experience the biosphere. The local population is involved in determining the future of the biosphere; people are proud to be part of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch. The biosphere is truly a blessing for all.