Landscape Award


The Aire renaturation project wins the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe

16.10.2019 – On 16 October 2019, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe awarded the Council of Europe Landscape Award to the "Renaturation of the watercourse of the Aire" project.

This project has not only created a valuable habitat for plants and animals, but also a popular recreational space.


Urban Sprawl

Urban Sprawl in Europe

There is growing evidence that urban sprawl is having an increasingly negative effect on the environment and on the quality of life across Europe. Existing actions to prevent, contain or control such development have had limited results. Better targeted measures are necessary. That is the main conclusion of a joint report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)

Swiss Parks


Discover and enjoy small wonders of the world

Experience true nature, listen to fascinating stories, taste regional delicacies and chat with the inhabitants.  

At a glance

Shaping landscape change

Swiss landscapes are diverse and attractive. To keep them that way, landscape quality must be a part of all spatially relevant decision-making processes

Mire landscapes

Mire landscapes are some of the most valuable areas. 89 mire landscapes are of national importance and fully protected by the Swiss Federal Constitution.

Landscapes and natural monuments (LNM)

The federal inventory of landscapes and natural monuments (ILNM) designates the most valuable landscapes in Switzerland. They document the visible spatial diversity of Switzerland. Landscapes and natural monuments (LNM)

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