Swiss Landscape Congress 2020

2. Schweizer Landschaftskongress 2020

2nd Swiss Landscape Congress, 19-20.10.2020

The 2nd Swiss Landscape Congress will stimulate the joint development of the landscape with a "dialogue across borders". We are looking for controversial and stimulating contributions from different fields in policy, practice, research, and teaching who strive to cross disciplinary borders and think outside the box. Propositions can be submitted here until 31 January 2020.

First IPBES report on global biodiversity

IPBES publishes first global assessment of biodiversity

Biodiversity is our very basis of life. The IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services sheds light on the significant loss of species and plant diversity over the past 50 years.

The most important recommendations of the report

 

At a glance


Biodiversity Action Plan

The Swiss Biodiversity Strategy and its related action plan are aimed at leaving future generations with rich biodiversity.

State of biodiversity

More than one-third of all surveyed species and nearly half of all habitat types are threatened. Losses are primarily due to intensive land use.

Species conservation

We want to conserve Switzerland’s unique species diversity forever. The “species conservation” concept describes the ways in which we can all reach this goal together.

Invasive species

Invasive species pose a threat to biodiversity, humans and the environment, which is why the Confederation regulates their management and coordinates containment and removal measures.

Wildlife and hunting

For the purpose of enforcing Swiss hunting legislation, the FOEN works with the cantons to conserve native wild mammals and birds as well as their habitats.

Water habitats and fishing

An intact network of bodies of water is of key importance for biodiversity. Therefore, the Confederation regulates the protection and use of fish populations and water habitats.

Ecological infrastructure

By 2040, ecologically valuable areas in Switzerland should be interconnected so that exchanges within a species are ensured, migrating animals can overcome barriers and ecological services are conserved over the long term for the benefit of our society.

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