The objectives of the biosphere reserve include:

  • to conserve native species diversity
  • to protect the relatively natural ecosystems of a Central European river valley
  • to preserve and maintain the internationally-significant Dessau-Wörlitzer cultural landscape
  • to conserve the largest complex of floodplain forest in Central Europe
  • to monitor, to conduct research, and to provide environmental education, as required by UNESCO (Man and Biosphere Program)
  • to develop model examples of ecologically sustainable land use.
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