Nature park stations Bernese Parks

In the regional nature parks of Diemtigtal, Gantrisch, and Chasseral, new solutions are being developed and tested to simultaneously meet the needs of tourism and the protection of natural resources. The Nature Park Stations project combines nature experiences with educational offerings on topics such as biodiversity, conservation, utilization of natural resources, and sustainable development. The goal is to make sustainability tangible and accessible to park residents and park visitors. Newly developed offerings are designed to support information sharing, provide visitor guidance, sensitization, and regional exchange. Demand-oriented, sustainable tourism services can promote innovation and the generation of added value in the region.
A research project accompanies and supports the implementation of various interventions and measures in the three regional nature parks. In collaboration with key stakeholders, new ideas are developed, and promising innovations from other local and global contexts are tested for their feasibility onsite and made implementable for the Bernese parks. The Bernese parks are an ideal testing ground for the development of sustainable tourism programs and infrastructure, as they already represent pilot regions for the federal biodiversity strategy and serve as models of sustainable regional development.