Launched in 1971, UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) is an Intergovernmental Scientific Programme focused on the relation between people and the environment and on the sustainable use of natural resources. Key to the MAB programme are the so-called UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (BRs). This modern protection and development concept facilitates the balance between biodiversity conservation, economic and social development and the preservation of local cultural values.
Since 2008, BPWW Management GmbH has provided further education on the subject of biosphere reserves for individuals who are already active in the field of education (e.g. countryside rangers, tour guides, woodland educators). As part of the 5-day training course, the participants are taught the basic principles underlying the Wienerwald BR, as well as its Goals and tasks.