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Landscapes and flora The lost world of Swiss Alpine biodiversity

An illustrated volume containing some of the first colour images of Swiss landscapes traces the beginnings of research into ecosystems. 

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Nature  Red-backed shrike is bird of the year

The red-backed shrike has been voted Bird of the Year 2020 by nature conservation group BirdLife Switzerland. 

This content was published on January 30, 2020 10:25 AM

Factory farming Swiss government gives animal welfare a boost

The government wants enshrine animal dignity in the Swiss constitution, but it has come out against a more detailed initiative by rights groups. 

This content was published on January 29, 2020 3:36 PM

Coronavirus Health office confirms no cases of coronavirus in Switzerland

The two people had been kept in isolation after returning from a trip to China and showing signs of an infection. 

This content was published on January 28, 2020 12:38 PM

Coronavirus    Chinese virus expected to hit Swiss tourism industry

Officials say the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a 30-50% drop in the number of Chinese tourists to the Alpine country in the coming weeks.

This content was published on January 28, 2020 9:52 AM

School and work Why Switzerland’s dual-track education system is unique

Young people used to be faced with making a definitive career choice aged 15 in Switzerland. But nowadays they can change direction later on.

Environmental protection Global warming goals impossible, Nobel laureate tells Swiss paper

It will be impossible to meet international policy targets on global warming, American Nobel prizewinner William Nordhaus has told a Swiss newspaper.

This content was published on January 26, 2020 3:11 PM

Science Saturday Monkeys learn from their leaders, study finds

Wild monkeys learn from dominant individuals in the group, regardless of gender, age or family ties, a Swiss study has found.

This content was published on January 25, 2020 11:21 AM

Demonstrations Police stop anti-WEF protesters from joining up

Some 100 anti-WEF protesters have been demonstrating in Davos, but several hundred more who walked for three days have been unable to join up.

This content was published on January 21, 2020 2:56 PM

Better safe than sorry Most ski accidents happen just before lunch 

Some 76,000 people are injured on Swiss ski slopes each year, and most accidents happen around midday, says the accident prevention body.

This content was published on January 21, 2020 11:35 AM

Animal welfare How well are Swiss animals protected?

Strict welfare legislation makes Switzerland one of the better places to have fur, fins or feathers. Here’s why.

Shopping habits Swiss Post posts parcels record

Swiss Post handled a record number of parcels in 2019, the company said on Friday. The number of letters sent however continues to fall.

This content was published on January 17, 2020 5:56 PM