• 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 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 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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  • Distribution of ibex colonies

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography

    After being resettled in 1906, Alpine (Capra) ibex live in colonies of varying sizes throughout the Alpine region and in the Jura mountains. Because the growth of stocks in spec...

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  • Mapping of Floodplains of National Importance

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    In order to give cantons the option of taking the protection of floodplains of probable national importance into their own hands as quickly as possible, the Swiss Agency for the...

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  • Federal Inventory of Swiss Game Reserves

    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...

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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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  • Ramsar sites in Switzerland

    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 ratif...

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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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  • 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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  • Map of seismic subsoil categories according to the standard SIA 261

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Subsoil classes are one of the parameter required to determine the earthquake loads on a structure according to the standard SIA 261. Standard SIA 261 defines six subsoilclasses...

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  • Perimeters of existing spectral micro-zoning studies

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Perimeters for which a spectral seismic micro-zonation study is available with links to further information. The amplification of seismic waves through the local geology is mode...

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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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  • Generalised background map for the representation of hydrological data

    Geography, Territory and environment

    In addition to the outline of Switzerland, the generalised background map displays a simplified, reduced watercourse network and some selected cities for improved orientation at...

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  • PKD (proliferative kidney disease)

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography

    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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  • National Long-Term Surveillance of Swiss Rivers

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The National River Monitoring and Survey Programme (NADUF) tracks the concentrations of substances occurring in selected Swiss watercourses. NADUF, launched in 1972, is a projec...

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  • HQStat flood statistics

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Data on flood events is managed and statistically evaluated by the FOEN; the findings are made available in the form of result sheets. A systematic statistical evaluation of flo...

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  • State of natural hazard mapping (Communes): Floods

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Hazard maps indicate the locations in Switzerland where settlements are threatened by floods, avalanches, landslides and fall processes. Currently, 98% of the area to be mapped ...

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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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