Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In order to protect the high-quality natural landscapes typical of the Hunsrück and characterized by beech forests and bogs, the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland have established a common, transnational national park. The national park is part of the biotope network of the federal government and the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. The designation as a national park ensures a largely unaffected natural development in parts of the area in the sense of process protection, which is to be gradually extended over a period of 30 years to at least 75 percent of the total area of the national park. At the same time, the national park allows the population to experience nature in accordance with the requirements of nature conservation in the national park area. The National Park is located in the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park. The National Park Office, in cooperation with the municipal National Park Assembly and the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, takes into account the interests of the local population in the safeguarding and development of their living and working conditions as well as the interests of regional development, especially the commercial economy, sustainable agriculture and forestry as well as sustainable tourism. In these areas, the National Park is setting new impulses for the region, whose representatives participate in all relevant decisions in connection with the national park. The National Park is particularly committed to education and research in the interests of promoting environmental knowledge and awareness, cultural history and education for sustainable development. The designation of the national park is of ecological, social and economic importance and is intended to enable the sustainable development of the entire national park region and to help to meet the challenges of demographic change in the region.


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Germany's national parks, together with nature parks and biosphere reserves, have joined forces to create the umbrella brand National Natural Landscapes.