The wild side of Switzerland

In this monthly series we introduce you to some of Switzerland’s most iconic species.

Iconic Swiss species

Biodiversity in Switzerland

Helping nature A new habitat for sand martins

A gravel pit owner in canton Aargau has created a nesting place for sand martins, to try to boost the number of these endangered birds.

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People and predators Wolves: welcome or worrying?

Should an area in south-western Switzerland be a predator-free zone? A local initiative wants to eliminate protected species like wolves.

Planting the seed of biodiversity

They're not just beautiful. Botanical gardens also have an important role to play in nature, as this series of photos shows.

ProSpecieRara Switzerland’s endangered species on show

Rare Swiss breeds are being saved from extinction by the ProSpecieRara foundation. Traditional breeds are often more robust and cheaper to maintain.