The federal environmental authority. It is responsible for ensuring that natural resources are used sustainably, that the public is protected against natural hazards, and that the environment is protected from unacceptable adverse impacts.

90 datasets found

  • Modelled altitudinal vegetation belts for 2085 with dry future climate

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    This map shows the altitudinal vegetation belts of forest vegetation in Switzerland for the period 2070-2099 assuming a dry future climate. The following altitudinal vegetation ...

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  • Swiss National Park and parks of national importance (Zones)

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The dataset contains the protected area of the ‘Swiss National Park’, which is protected in accordance with the National Park Act of 19 December 1980 (SR454) as well as park pro...

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  • Nighttime road traffic noise exposure

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the nighttime road traffic noise to which the population is exposed. The data is based on area-wide model calculations (sonBASE). Switzerland's entire road network...

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  • Daytime railway noise exposure

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the daytime railway noise to which the population is exposed. The noise calculation is based on the real emissions of the year 2015. This emissions were calculated...

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

    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, th...

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  • Federal Inventory of Floodplains of National Importance

    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 com...

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  • Federal Inventory of Landscapes and Natural Monuments

    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 impor...

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  • Federal Inventory of Fens of National Importance

    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...

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  • Inventory of quaking bogs

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The inventory of quaking bogs in Switzerland contains discovered primary quaking bogs of a specific minimum size with transition and raised bog characteristics (83 bogs). This i...

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  • Federal Inventory of Floodplains of National Importance - Appendix 2

    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 com...

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  • Federal Inventory of Raised and Transition Bogs of National Importance

    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 inve...

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  • Federal Inventory of Amphibian Spawning Sites of National Importance - Shifti...

    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 we...

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  • Biosphere reserves

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Biosphere reserves are not only used to protect and preserve ecosystems, but also for environmental research, environmentally-friendly land use and environmental education. They...

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  • Daytime road traffic noise exposure

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the daytime road traffic noise to which the population is exposed. The data is based on area-wide model calculations (sonBASE). Switzerland's entire road network, ...

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  • Nighttime railway noise exposure

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the nighttime railway noise to which the population is exposed. The noise calculation is based on the real emissions of the year 2015. This emissions were calculat...

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  • Forest mix rate NFI

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    Information on the forest mix rate NFI is modelled using remote sensing methods. Based on swisstopo image strips and their spectral information, country-wide grid cells of 3 m x...

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  • Federal Inventory of Reserves for Waterbirds and Migratory Birds of internati...

    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 watercourse...

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  • Federal Inventory of Amphibian Spawning Sites of National Importance - Statio...

    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 we...

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  • Flood alert map for rivers and lakes of national interest

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The Flood Alert map shows the current flood hazard for all lakes and rivers of national interest. Rivers of national interest are divided into separate sections. A flow monitori...

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  • Crayfish plague – Findings in Switzerland

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    Proof of the crayfish plague in Switzerland: Geo-referenced locations of populations with test results. The most cataclysmic disease for the European species is the crayfish pla...

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