Federal Inventory of Landscapes and Natural Monuments

Federal Inventory of Landscapes and Natural Monuments

The "Federal Inventory of Landscapes and Natural Monuments" in Switzerland aims to protect landscapes of national importance. The inventory is part of a 1977 Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Council implementing the Federal Law on the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage.

The sites are of three types:
*Unique objects
*Typical landscapes
*Natural monuments

The inventory currently includes approx. 160 sites (1977: initially 65 sites, 1983: +55, 1996: +33, 1998: +9) covering 7806 km² (approx. 20 percent of Switzerland).


* [http://www.bafu.admin.ch/bln/index.html?lang=en Federal Inventory of Landscape and Natural Monuments of National Importance]

External links

* Federal Commission for the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage (ENHK): [http://www.enhk.admin.ch/en/topics/landscapes-and-natural-monuments/index.html Landscapes and natural monuments]
* EUNIS: [http://eunis.eea.europa.eu/designations-factsheet.jsp?fromWhere=en&idDesign=CH08&geoscope=34 Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA): Switzerland - Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance (CH08)]
* [http://umweltzustand.admin.ch/?reset_session&initialState=bln_inventar Map] de icon fr icon

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