Geoinformation and protection of terrestrial ecosystems

The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are vital to social and economic development as well as to humanity’s survival. On its map viewer map.geo.admin.ch the federal administration provides information on indicators and measures for the preservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of landscapes and the combating of soil degradation.

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Where can we discover countless little wonders? Swiss parks (FOEN/Cantons)

The dataset contains the protected area of the ‘Swiss National Park', as well as park projects registered with the FOEN based on the Federal Act on the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage (NCHA), which was revised in 2007. It defines three categories of parks of national importance: national parks, regional nature parks and nature discovery parks. Parks of national importance help with the protection and upgrading of outstanding natural habitats.

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Snow sports: safely and with respect (swisstopo, FOEN)

The snowsports map on map.geo.admin.ch contains not only the ski and snowshoe routes of swisstopo and the Swiss Alpine Club SAC, but also information on the quiet zones and fauna protection sites of the FOEN, as well as slopes >30°.

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