The tasks to be performed by the biosphere reserve administration are derived mainly from the state law which brought about its inception as well as state and national nature conservation legislation. In the category ‘C’ zones of the reserve, the biosphere administration also fulfils the function of the local nature conservation authority.
The areas of responsibility can be summed up as follows:
• development of sustainable forms of land usage
• protection of nature and genetic resources
• research on and observation of nature
• environmental education and public relations
The administrative staff is answerable to the Lower Saxonian Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection.
Tasks are derived mainly from the state law.