• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wildlife network system

    Geography, Territory and environment

    First, known wildlife corridors were recorded from existing data at the cantonal level, and potential corridors were detected by GIS and then divided into wildlife corridors of ...

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  • Modelled altitudinal vegetation belts for 1995

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    This map shows the altitudinal belts of forest vegetation in Switzerland for the period 1981-2010. The following altitudinal vegetation belts only occur in the southern valleys:...

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  • Areas of silver fir

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the areas of silver fir occurrence. In the main area, fir is naturally involved to a considerable extent in the stand development in the upper montane and high-mon...

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  • Comparison of discharge and water gauge data of the past 24 hours with hazard...

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the peak discharge of the past 24 hours at allthe stations, as compared with flood hazard levels.

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  • Forest ecoregions

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the Forest Ecoregions. They differ in terms of climatic factors, forest vegetation and altitudinal vegetation belts. The southernmost tip of Ticino is considered t...

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  • Altitudinal vegetation belts in Switzerland for 2085 with less dry future cli...

    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 less dry future climate. The following altitudinal vegeta...

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  • Water availability in the soil (site water balance)

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    The trees often have less water available during the vegetation period. •The water supply during the vegetation period is decisive for the growth and vitality of the forests. Th...

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  • Water availability for plants

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    Too little water is available to the trees more and more often: •The vegetation and soil release water into the atmosphere, even moreso the warmer and drier the air. Plants evap...

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  • Comparison of discharge and water gauge data with hazard levels

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the current discharge at all the stations, as compared with flood hazard levels.

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  • PKD (proliferative kidney disease)

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    The list provides information about this disease and names the bodies of water where PKD (proliferative kidney disease) had been detected in fish. The diagnosis is based on the ...

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  • Swiss National Park

    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 ...

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  • General situation of rivers and lakes

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the current Swissriver discharges and lake water levels compared with the monthly percentiles of the long term hourly averages (expressed in percentiles). The perc...

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  • 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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  • Water temperature monitoring stations

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The data set represents the locations of the stations in the water temperature monitoring network of the Hydrology Department of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). I...

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  • Emerald sites

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The Emerald Network is a Europeanwide network that seeks to protect endangered animal and plant species and natural habitats listed in the Bern Convention. To obtain Emerald sta...

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  • Map of past earthquakes in Switzerland and neighbouring regions

    Geography, Territory and environment

    ECOS09 is the earthquake catalogue of Switzerland and bordering regions. It integrates the following sources: - Macroseismic Earthquake Catalogue of Switzerland (MECOS 02) with ...

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