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The administration

of the Southeast Rügen Biosphere Reserve

is an institution of the State of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.

In addition to administering the reserve, the office functions as the regional conservation authority and is responsible for enforcing the nature conservation laws of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.

Further responsibilities developed after the region was recognised as a biosphere reserve by the UNESCO in 1991. Today, the main responsibilities of the Office of the Southeast Rügen Biosphere Reserve are safeguarding the interests of the biosphere reserve, environmental education, research, and promoting sustainable regional development.

An overview of the structure of our organisation and its employees is available in the following organisational chart. (Organisational chart as PDF)

The Rangers of the biosphere reserve are always available to give information to both visitors and local citizens.