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Support the Parks in their commitments!

In order to encourage the Parks’ projects and activities, the Swiss Parks Network is launching a fundraising campaign this year. The Parks are seeking support for specific projects of conservation and enhancement of their natural, cultural and landscape heritage. This campaign also strives to promote environmental education as well as the social and economic activities based on sustainable development.

Your donation will be an important contribution to the Parks' development, helping them to honour their commitments and to continue conveying their values.

Donation account:

Swiss Parks Network, 3007 Berne
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Peter Oggier is the newly elected president of Alparc

ALPARC announces that during the last council meeting on June 29th-30th, Dr. Peter Oggier, Director of the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park was elected as the new Alparc president. He is following Dr. Michael Vogel, Director of the National Park Berchtesgaden who is retiring after 14 years of Alparc presidency.

«I am looking forward to taking an active role in the Alparc network, this way facilitating international collaboration for the preservation of the alpine region in order to enable future generations to enjoy this special living environment» Oggier states after his election. Peter Oggier studied Zoology at the Universities of Bern and Basel and was working and teaching in different fields including ornithology and wildlife corridors . Since 2004, he is director at the Pfyn Finges Nature Park which he founded on behalf of the municipalities.

Moreover, the council meeting in South Tyrol assigned Dott. Andrea Beltrame, President of the Prealpi Giulie Nature Park, as a new vice president. The new Alparc board is represented by the president Dr. Peter Oggier , the two vice presidents Christian Schwoehrer and Dott. Andrea Beltrame, the general secretary Dr. Roland Baier and the treasurer Mag. Peter Rupitsch.


Third national Parks’ market, Friday 12th May 2017, 10 am - 7 pm, Bundesplatz, Bern

Dive into a thousand flavours and delicacies produced in the Swiss parks, all lined up on Switzerland's most famous square to offer their best products.

A huge choice of delicious regional food coming from the most diverse and varied terroirs is there for you to taste and buy. Are you looking for a very special present for mother's day? You are in the right place.

Choose your lunch, apero or a snack amongst many gorgeous menus, explore the parks through many attractions and a discovery trail. What a fun day for young and old!