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Palatinate Forest-North Vosges Biosphere Reserve

Location of the biosphere reserve in Germany and France

The Franco-German Palatinate Forest-North Vosges Biosphere Reserve (German: Biosphärenreservat Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen, French: Réserve de biosphère transfrontalière des Vosges du Nord-Forêt palatine) was created in 1998 as the first UNESCO trans-boundary biosphere reserve in Europe. The German part became the 12th of 16 biosphere reserves in Germany[1] and the French one the 6th of 14 in France.

The biosphere reserve is a fusion of the older Palatinate Forest Nature Park in Germany and Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park in France, covering a total area of 3,018 km², with 1,809.7 km² in Germany and 1208.3 km² in France respectively.[2]

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The biosphere reserve lies in the Palatinate Forest and in the North Vosges on the boundary between the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the northeast French region of Grand Est.

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  1. ^ Das Biosphärenreservat Pfälzerwald at www.pfaelzerwald.de/biospherenreservat. Retrieved 21 Sep 2018
  2. ^ "UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Palatinate Forest (Pfälzerwald) and Northern Vosges". Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission. Retrieved 11 September 2019.

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