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No two parks are alike

There are four different park categories in Switzerland: the Swiss National Park - National Parks of new generation - Regional Nature Parks - Nature Discovery Parks 17 parks are operative and two in the establishment phase.
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Clear goals in mind

Swiss parks have clearly defined goals and visions. They preserve and maintain valuable cultural and natural landscapes. They promote a sustainable regional economy and education for a sustainable development. They raise both their inhabitants and visitors' awareness about the ecological, cultural, historical and economic aspects of the region and support these elements.

Sustainable Development

Swiss parks are model regions for sustainable development. They value ecological, social and economic interests equally and promote sustainable development in their region.

Born thanks to the willingness and commitment of their inhabitants, the parks strengthen regional identity and ties, and provide a rich habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna. They also encourage slow tourism and promote local products thanks to the "Swiss parks" label.

From the idea to the actual park

Great ideas notwithstanding, parks do not emerge overnight. The community's commitment is an absolute prerequisite. First step: a feasibility study identifies a park potential for a particular region. Second step: the strategy and the objectives are defined in a charter. Finally, the inhabitants vote on the project. Should they accept it, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) grants the Park label to the newly born park.

The charter has a ten-year duration, after which park inhabitants vote again.

Making history

In 1914, the Swiss National Park made history as the first National Park in the Alps. Almost one hundred years later, time was ripe for another historical moment: in 2007, the new Nature and Cultural Heritage Protection Act provided for more parks to be created. Since then, 18 new parks were born or are currently being established.

Current events

17 June
IGZL
Parc Ela
Führung: Wiesner Viadukt

Exkursion zum Wiesner Viadukt der Rhätischen Bahn

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17 June
Jurapark Aargau
Begleiteter Abendspaziergang: Zeiher Homberg

Begleiteter Abendspaziergang: Zeiher Homberg

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18 June
Stiftung Wildnispark Zürich
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
Achtsamer Waldspaziergang

Eintauchen und Durchatmen im Sommerwald

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19 June
Landschaftspark Binntal
Landschaftspark Binntal
MINIFÜCHSE- Die Trusera

9. Anlass der Minifüchse

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19 June
Landschaftspark Binntal
PARKFÜCHSE - Die Trusera

6. Anlass der Parkfüchse

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19 June
Andre Meier
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch  
Exkursion Karst & Höhlen

Karst- und Höhlenwanderung an der Schrattenflue.

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19 June
Jurapark Aargau
Mittelalter trifft auf Gegenwart

Mittelalter trifft auf Gegenwart

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19 June
Rilkes Leben und Werk im Bild Insel Verlag 1956 / Fondation Rilke
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges
Nektar und Poesie

Eine kombinierte Natur- und Kulturexkursion

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19 June
Naturpark Diemtigtal
Getreideanbau im Diemtigtal: Innovation oder Illusion?

Infoanlass mit Flurbegehung

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