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  • Compensation for losses due to the use of hydraulic power (CLHPO)

    Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE
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    Protected areas under the terms of the Ordinance of 25 October 1995 on Compensation for Losses due to the Use of Hydraulic Power (CLHPO), based on contractual regulations between...

    Last updated: September 8, 2011

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  • Federal Inventory of Swiss Game Reserves

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Swiss game reserves have existed since 1875. They were used to increase stocks of chamois, red deer, roe deer, and ibex (hoofed game), which had become scarce at the time due to...

    Last updated: January 1, 2014

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  • Federal Inventory of Reserves for Waterbirds and Migratory Birds of international and national importance

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Switzerland is especially important as a wintering and resting site for various migratory waterbirds. As a result, in 1974 the Federal Council signed a convention on watercourses...

    Last updated: November 12, 2018

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  • Federal Inventory of Floodplains of National Importance

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Floodplains, namely natural habitats in the flood zones of watercourses, are in decline. The scientific inventory of floodplains was commissioned by the FDHA in May 1981 and...

    Last updated: November 1, 2017

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  • Federal Inventory of Raised and Transition Bogs of National Importance

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Raised bogs are some of the most susceptible habitats in Switzerland and are in sharp decline. Today, between 10% and 20% of the original stocks still exist. The scientific...

    Last updated: November 1, 2017

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  • Federal Inventory of Amphibian Spawning Sites of National Importance - Shifting Sites

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    There are currently 19 different amphibian species that live in Switzerland, and nearly all of them are included in the Red List of Threatened Species. The areas that contain...

    Last updated: November 1, 2017

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  • Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands of National Importance (DGS)

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Dry grasslands are habitats with a wide variety of species that are marked by agricultural use. In accordance with the Federal Act on Protecting Nature and Cultural Heritage, the...

    Last updated: January 1, 2021

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  • Federal Inventory of Mire Landscapes of Particular Beauty and National Significance

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Mire landscapes are essentially semi-natural landscapes shaped by mires that are also home to other noteworthy natural and cultural elements. They are the last remaining habitats...

    Last updated: November 1, 2017

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  • Federal Inventory of Fens of National Importance

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Fens are vestiges of earlier natural and cultural landscapes and are in sharp decline. They are home to highly-adapted symbiotic communities of plants and animals that include a...

    Last updated: January 1, 2021

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  • Federal Inventory of Floodplains of National Importance - Appendix 2

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Floodplains, namely natural habitats in the flood zones of watercourses, are in decline. The scientific inventory of floodplains was commissioned by the FDHA in May 1981 and...

    Last updated: November 1, 2017

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  • Federal Inventory of Amphibian Spawning Sites of National Importance - Stationary Objects

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    There are currently 19 different amphibian species that live in Switzerland, and nearly all of them are included in the Red List of Threatened Species. The areas that contain...

    Last updated: November 1, 2017

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  • Federal Inventory of Landscapes and Natural Monuments

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Article 5 of the Federal Act of 1 July 1966 on the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage (NCHA) orders the Federal Council to compile inventories of sites of national...

    Last updated: June 1, 2017

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  • UNESCO World natural heritage

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    The Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention, SR 0.451.41) was signed at the UNESCO General Conference in 1972....

    Last updated: July 24, 2008

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  • Ramsar sites in Switzerland

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    To protect wetlands, particularly because they are habitats for waterbirds and migratory birds, an international convention was signed in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. Switzerland ratified...

    Last updated: February 2, 2005

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  • Swiss National Park

    Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
    Geography, Territory and environment

    Switzerland’s National Park was created in 1909 through private initiatives. When the Confederation took over, it was officially created on 1 August 1914. The park was expanded...

    Last updated: January 17, 2001

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  • Protection of cultural property inventory with objects of national importance

    Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP
    Culture, media, information society, sport, Geography, Population

    Around 3400 objects (individual buildings, collections in museums, archives and libraries and archaeological objects) are categorised as cultural property of national importance in...

    Last updated: October 13, 2021

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