Biosphere Candidate Vindelälven-Juhtatdahka is working with sustainable social development throughout the Vindel River valley. On behalf of Unesco, we are working to find local solutions to global challenges.

We work in many different ways to find local solutions to global challenges with four perspectives in mind.

INSPIRATIONAL – To inspire people who live and work in our biosphere reserve to find its role within sustainable development

MEDIATE – To help people, organizations, ideas, knowledge and funding to come in contact with each other
PROJECT OR ACTION LEAD – To support and lead projects
ACT ARENA – To offer a neutral arena about what is a sustainable society where different interests can meet to increase understanding of each other’s ambitions.

Our role is primarily to create conditions and facilitate others to contribute to sustainable development.

Biosphere Vindelälven-Juhtatdahka; Wild, beautiful and world famous. A roaring adventure from the mountains to the sea, with the natural and cultural diversity as a source of development, experience and quality of life!

Our values are based on:
◾We value and respect people and nature
◾We interact and invite
◾We explore new ways every day
◾We are important in a larger context

The daily work of the Biosphere candidate organisation is managed by one project coordinator and a communicator. The work is governed by an interim board consisting of 17 directors and an equal number of alternates.

There are today (2016) 669 Biosphere reserves around the world. You can read more about them on the Unesco website