Förderverein Naturpark Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide, Karow

This is the winner of a Medal.

Following the fall of the Berlin wall and prior to unification, this German civic movement of public and private partners consolidated a state hunting ground and other adjacent landscapes in the novel legal status of a Nature Park. The nominated association of friends and sponsors of the Park has worked to bring to life a 365 square km of protected landscape and nature preserve.

Förderverein Naturpark Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide, Karow GERMANY

Activities based in the Nature Park include environmental education, landscape protection and scientific research, thoughtfully balanced with the promotion of tourism and a cultural dimension. The guiding concepts are for the park to be a special space for experiencing nature as well as a culturally valuable landscape where a rural area has been protected from threats of depopulation and spatial planning laws, and their long-term social costs.

“For the exemplary and professional development and management of a landscape of great beauty and cultural value by a civic movement which continues to enhance and protect it.”

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