Report on potential Northern Black Forest National Park - effects on tourism

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Potsdamer Platz 11
10785 Berlin, Germany

Brief project description:

The Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Rural Areas and Consumer Protection (MLR) commissioned a report examining the effects of a potential Northern Black Forest National Park. The report's purpose is to provide valuable information regarding the impact a national park in the northern Black Forest could have on the region - with regard to tourism, forestry, industry, trade and commerce, natural conservation and the forest itself. The report is divided into four sections.

Section 1 introduces the task of the renowned international auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers to coordinate Sections 2-4 and combine them into an overall report.

In Section 2, PricewaterhouseCoopers formulates a partial study on the socio-economic impact of a national park in the northern Black Forest. Kohl & Partner Stuttgart and managing director Alexander Seiz are responsible for the tourism part here. The partial studies on the effects on forestry (Section 3) as well as on biodiversity and the environment (Section 4) are conducted by the Freiburg company Ö:Konzept in cooperation with numerous academic institutions.

In addition, regional working groups have been set up for various subject areas in which experts from the region contribute their expertise. The experts will work closely with these regional working groups in the northern Black Forest and the results of this cooperation will be included in the report.

Key elements of the project:

  • arrowboldAnalysis of the current tourism situation and description of the effective areas
  • arrowboldIdentification of corresponding development potentials and effects, taking into account existing knowledge, experiences and best practice examples
  • arrowboldDetailed assessment of the economic effects of a potential national park on tourism and the downstream trade and service chains

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